You couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day than what we saw yesterday at Pine Top Farm in Thomson, Georgia. Family owned for eight generations, Glenn and Janet Wilson’s slice of paradise attract snowbirds and locals alike to their top class events each spring and fall. For this weekend’s Advanced competitors, the conditions were idyllic, and riders jumped at the opportunity to ride over a Derek di Grazia course at this point in the season. Ireland’s Tim Bourke was among them.
“It’s a good Derek [di Grazia] course – big and bold and strong,” he said. “I just bridged my reins and let her just pick off the exercises. To be honest I didn’t look at my watch once going around. I just let her canter, but she’s so adjustable and easy to ride that she just makes the time easily without having to go fast.”
Tim finished second in the A division with Carla Abramcheck’s Quality Time, a 10-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Guidam x Ruby Roller, by High Roller), and he’s brought us along for the ride through key combinations with his helmet cam, filmed on Cambox isi3 (which he wears in his signature green, of course).
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