Finally back from a marathon weekend at the Lendon Gray Youth Festival. We left at 5:45 a.m. on Thursday morning and returned by 7 p.m. on Sunday evening.
At first, I was a little jealous of everyone that did not have to drive 14 hours this week... until I got home and realized it was not 70 degrees and drizzling, like it was in upstate New York! Whatever the actual temperature is here in Maryland, it is a LOT hotter than it was in New York.
Needless to say, I am happy to be home (and I think everyone else is happy to be home or have us back).
Jennifer (aboard Ferrero) earned high scores in the Written, Equitation and Dressage portions of her Festival.
Her final standings included an overall Fourth in Training Level and Seventh in First Level for her division of 15-17 year olds.
An amazing showing for her first time out. Some girls did not bring home any ribbons... Jennifer brought home a ribbon in every portion and overall standing she participated in! She also won a great travel bag, polos and book.
Also a big congrats to Anecia Hoffield, Nora, Lauren and the Pennsylvania group on their successes in all of their divisions. Many thanks to Amy Hoffield and Krysta Tycho-Noone for including us in weekend activities.
See everyone next year!
(Pictures to follow shortly)