Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hartpury Festival of Dressage

Hartpury's Beautiful Outdoor Rings!
James and Jessica attended the Hartpury Festival of Dressage last weekend as a mandatory outing prior to the Olympics.  Jess sent me several pictures of the facility, where the Para teams competed this past weekend!  An excerpt from their website states:

"We are also in for a very special treat in the FEI CPEDI*** sections, Hartpury has been asked to make this into a very special Para outdoor competition this year, the new surface on the International outdoor arena is the same as the London surface, plans are afoot for extra flowers and dressings to give the athletes a real atmosphere as a dress rehearsal for London 2012. 4 other countries are already making inquiries so the international battle is on."

And the Indoor was Just As Impressive!
Jess was thrilled with James' performance, as he finished 3rd on his Team Test, just behind Sophia Wells who is the medal winner from England!  He also scored his personal best with a 69.774 in his individual test, taking third as well & a highly competitive field of riders.  Perfect practice for the big event!! 

To see all the scores from the weekend, please go to the Hartpury website, and check back soon for more updates!

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