Lakes and Craters 2013 3DE
A little update for all.. we arrived safe and sound with the car and float from Hahndorf. On board we had Kirby Park Invader, Kirby Park Irish Stout and Kirby Park Poseidon all keen to finish the year with strong results in their respective classes. We had been checking the weather report and had prepared for the worst however on the drive over we had not had a drop of rain……? The reason for this is God was clearly saving this for a Thursday of hell!!! Rain it did…. The heavens opened and it made us realize just how small we really are in this world.. the wind had held off for most of the day but it picked up just before the Pre-Novice tests began. The rain continued to come down just as much as the temperature did (I think 8.5 degrees was the coolest for the day). Kirby Park Invader was 3rd in his class, we all know this isn’t the best result in any draw but it is what it is.. With the flapping sun shades, howling winds and killer flower pots ‘Freckles’ passed in a pretty tidy little test. Keeping in mind it is only the 3rd Pre-novice start for our promising 5 year old he did very well. A small hiccup in a trot circle was noticed by the judges, however Freckles is so flash he still managed to finish in 3rd place…. GO FRECKLES!!!
Kirby Park Irish Stout and Kirby Park Poseidon are out next tomorrow so I shall update you all on our progress. For now we are signing off… wet, cold and miserable… (Russels included).
A note for everyone who is coming to Camperdown.. the place looks amazing!! Grounds are fabulous, the dressage arenas were pinned down so even with all the wind no arenas blew down.. Very much looking forward to walking the CC course tomorrow and reporting back.. Best Lakes and Craters yet!!! Well done organizing committee!!
Megan, James, and Ricki and Bobbi!