What a weekend for eventing, huh? I’ve sure enjoyed all the Burghley coverage from overseas, but I’ve been waiting to get a rider’s-eye view of the Tremaine Cooper courses from the American Eventing Championships too! Thanks to two competitors donning helmet cams, we can get a good feel for what’s it’s like to rock around the Colorado Horse Park.
Young rider Rosie Smith of Eden, Utah rocked around the Training course with Seamus, her own 15-year-old Irish Sport Horse X Connemara gelding. The pair finished the weekend fifth in the Junior Training division, adding only a rail to their dressage score. Let Rosie and Seamus take you for a ride enjoy those adorable pricked ears:
We also get a great look at the Preliminary track courtesy of Jeanine Allred of Halley, Idaho and 10-year-old Hungarian Sport Horse, Anabell, owned by Laurie Allred, who competed in the Preliminary Amateur division. Sadly, this team had an unfortunate runout early on course at 4A, but they regrouped and didn’t let it keep them from blitzing around the rest of the course to finish in style. Way to kick on, Jeanine!