A Brief Trip Home To California

Jul 8, 2009 - 10:00 PM

Since I have been back from England, I’ve pushed things back into a high gear trying to move on and learn from the experience. I’ve been gaining a few clients and am enjoying keeping very busy.

I had a few good goes at Surefire Horse Trials and am getting ready to ride a young one of mine, Cambalda, at intermediate at the next show. He’s had a few wins now at the preliminary level. Cooper is relaxing and just getting back into work. I’m aiming him for the Richland Park CIC*** in Michigan.

I had a seriously amazing Fourth of July weekend because I taught a clinic in my home town near Temecula, Calif.

Now for starts, Boyd [Martin] and I both happened to be teaching clinics in California, and we had similiar flight times, so we had a few beers on Friday night together in the airport before going our separate ways.

As I was getting to the San Diego airport,  I started to feel the excitment of being on home turf! My friends took me to a big night out and teaching the next day was pretty tiring. I was teaching at 3 Day Ranch along with my good friend Tamie Smith to raise money for our young rider program.

Eventing is so different in California, and I am including pictures of the scenery! You might think it looks weird, but to me it’s the most beautiful place. Quite the contrast from the green grass at Barbury where Cooper galloped pre-Bramham! After a lot of teaching and getting pushed in a pond, I arrived back at True Prospect Farm with Boyd on the redeye a bit exhausted!

Now on to the Phillip Dutton Eventing Academy, and I am looking forward to giving a hand at that!

‘Til next time,

Jennie and Cooper

Brannigan Eventing


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