I'll start with some Breed Registry News - Congratulations to Emily Wagner on qualifying for the Verden World Championships for Young Horses with her 6 Year Old AWR stallion Wake Up! Wake Up is by Wagnis (Weltmeyer/Lungau) out of Montreal Maiden (Macho) and was born and bred in Kansas! If you'd like to see lots of lovely photos of their ride - check out Dressage Daily! Mary Phelps mentioned that she will be adding a video of the 'near flawless ride' when they return to KY, so check back later in the week to see them go! Congratulations Emily & Wake Up! Such a huge accomplishment to qualify 2 years in a row!!!!!!
On the big accomplishment front - Avebury WF completed his first CCI* this weekend at the Virginia Horse Trials in Lexington! Ryan has checked in and said that while the trot work in their test was lovely, Avebury got a bit tense in the canter work, so that affected their score and placing in the first phase. But then it was onward and upward! Cross country was a challenging test but Avebury galloped around with no jump or time penalties to move up in the standings. The vet check before show jumping was passed and then Avebury showed his poise and scope in the enclosed arena - with another clean round and no time faults! Ryan said he has the round on his phone, so as soon as we upload that, the link will be added here!
So as a wrap up - Avebury was rock solid in the jumping phases and one of only 3 horses at that level to finish on his dressage score!!! Congratulations Team Avebury!!!
Thank you to the staff at Phillip and Evie Dutton's True Prospect Farm and Ryan for all of their hard work!