There continues to be a lot of activity around Chesterland these days. Bruce has bounced back well from his back surgery and continues to keep his horses in regular training and has been out at the events competing as well. Expensive Playmate (aka Phoebe) is proving to be a great young horse, winning at Fair Hill on her second start at the Prelim. level.
Richland was another positive event, with both Flower and Cruise having 2 fabulous dressage tests.....setting both up very well for their performances this past weekend at Plantation Field International where Flower was 3rd at Intermediate & Cruise took 3rd in the Advanced!
There's also been quite a bit of activity with our sales horses. Bruce is quite happy to see two of his young homebreds, a 3 year old 1/2 brother to Petite Flower, and a 4 year old out of Memorial Cap, go to a top West Coast rider, Kelly Prather. Notably, Kelly has been a two time winner of the Rebecca Farm CIC World Cup Qualifier in 2007 & 2009 on Ballinakill Glory.
Of course the ultimate news around the farm is Buck's naming to the US Team for the World Equestrian Games. This is certainly the biggest excitement around Chesterland & we are anticipating great things for the whole team down in Kentucky. Check back next week for live coverage from Lexington!
We hope you enjoy this slideshow of photos, taken by Susie, at several competitions and around the farm. Cheers!!