Next Phase Eventing has been busy busy busy. Since our last blog Next Phase Eventing has put on our summer eventing camp, put on a derby, showed at the Evergreen Classic, and started to gear up for Aspen Farms with students and horses! Camp was fantastic as always. This year we held camp at Aspen Farms which is an amazing facility and allowed us to push our packed camp of 40 people. The weather was the most interesting part! It would be anything from bright sunny skies to thunder and lighting. All in all, the camp went very smoothly. Campers left ready to take on the cross country course and skilled enough to leave the rails up show jumping!
While trying to pack everything in a very short summer Next Phase Eventing held a jumping Derby at Two Mountains Farm. The show was a hit. It was great to see the property being used and eventing being promoted locally. We also wanted to send a special thanks out to our local Pony Club Cascade Reins for putting on a delicious concessions stand.
As for my personal horses, they have had a light summer of lessoning and leisure 🙂 Since my east coast trip was crammed pack with lots of showing I decided to let the horses down somewhat this summer so that they would be geared up for a full fall schedule and then be in prime shape to head east again this coming winter. I have been working with Sandy Skafguarrd, who has been a tremendous help to my show jumping. He focuses on straightness and the control of the the canter. The better the canter the better the jump 🙂
Next on our line up is Aspen Farms where both Kelsey and I hope to be competing as well as lots of students. Finger crossed the summer ends well for our crew! -Maris
**Photo of Troy taken by Shelly McGhie, http://www.petandfarmsitter.com/