Thanks to Horse Junkies for their awesome coverage of Burghley, with the above picture & multiple interviews that they conducted of our Canadian team. They did a knock out job!!
Ginny is home taking a big long break, while Hawley & Chunky start to get geared up for their appearance at the Pan Am Games!! I checked in with Hawley this week, and although she's a bit disappointed in the 20 points on XC (yes, she's gone over this a thousand times in her mind), she is so happy that has proven that they can compete with the best in the world!
Hawley is also so thankful to her coach and friend, Buck Davidson, for taking the time to come over to support she and Ginny. He has been an integral part to her team since the beginning of her relationship with Ginny & that commitment has had a huge impression on her partnership with this little mare. Ginny is now under strict orders from Buck to stay turned out through October so she can get fat & have a well deserved break!!
The focus now shifts to Ginny's little brother FiveO'clockSomewhere, otherwise known as Chunky, who seems to be upstaging his nickname. In preparation for the Pan Am Games, he will go to Twin Rivers in two weeks, and then he ships out to Training Camp in Ocala on 10/4. Coach David and Jess will keep him in work during the first few days of camp (nice teamwork) until Hawley arrives on the 10th. She'll be back in the tack till they leave for Guadalajara, Mexico on 10/14....So, keep an eye on the action through the game's official website & cheer on the Canadian team!
Hawley also wishes to thank Natalia for her continuous support and for taking additional time off to travel with her to the games. Natalia is such a dedicated friend & groom, which makes all the difference competing at this level. She's also been having her own competitive success with a 2nd place finish at her first prelim at Copper Meadows on Legate!!
Buck will also be heading back out to Kingsway Farm for a 2 day clinic October 31st & November 1st, and spots are limited so contact Hawley if you want to schedule your time.
We'll keep everyone informed on FB and on this blog, so check back often for updates on the Pan Am Games!!