26. July 2006 20:20
Aspen Farms student Laura Johnson riding Simon Says performed their best dressage test to date to leave them tied for first after dressage in the Junior Open Preliminary division at Rebecca Farms July 21-23. Two time faults cross country dropped them to third overnight but a beautiful, faultless show jumping round shot them back up to the top of the scoreboard on Sunday.
This was only Lauras' second prelimimary after purchasing Simon Says through Aspen Farms last fall. They quickly formed a strong partnership and we will look for more success from them in the future.
Laura is still grinning ear to ear after her win!
Wonderful Wishes topped the 5 year old class of the young event horse competition with Jonathan Elliott aboard. Wonder is owned by Meggie Elledge and was bred by Cathy Elledge of Yelm,WA. She is by Wishes and Dreams and out of Cathy's own mare, Cece. Wonder and Jonathan also placed sixth in the OT division.