Pacific competed in the Open Training Division of Galway Downs Horse Trials in Temecula, CA. Jill and Sally drove down to groom for Sarah and help her out. Pacific is a wonderfully talented young horse (now 6 years old) and he was a strong competitor this weekend. After his Dressage test on Friday, he was in 10th place, but after a clean Stadium course on Saturday he moved up in the ratings. He is competing in the Cross Country phase today (Sunday) and we will have his final place later on today.
Here is a video of Pacific and Sarah's Stadium Jumping course (sorry for the shaky footage in the beginning, Sally didn't know how to use the camera!)...
This was a large and upper level show, up to a 3 Star Three Day Event level with Olympic Hopefuls, as well as Olympic Veterans competing. Below are some of the jumps they had to jump- they are HUGE! Three Day really is the ultimate for Horse and Rider as it tests all of the team's talent and abilites, confidence and courage. It is always so exciting to watch these incredible horse and riders compete.
Look how tiny Sally looks next to this Brush fence with a ditch in front of it!