I like McLain, Reed and BZ. Via had an early rail but then jumped out of her skin. McLain's horse needs to ride better. I have no doubt he can get that done. BY London. BZ and McLain have the necessary experience. That leaves Rich Fellers to round out the Team and take your pick for the alternate. Of course all that depends on the jog.
Also, I think it was Eric who shouted at Caitlin to pull-up. I was also disappointed that she couldn't feel that herself, and that she continued to trot out of the ring. The horse was visibly off cantering and trotting.
I also was surprised she couldn't feel it, but with the excitement and jigging of a hotter horse in that ring it makes sense she might not be able to.
Chill R Z did not do the Trials and as far as I know, was not granted a bye...
According to what Charlie indicated he is doing the Observation events and is trying for the team. I got the impression that the horse wasn't able to do the trails so they're letting him do 3 observation events. I might've misunderstood what he said but I can swear that he did say he's trying for the team.
Rich Fellers, his wife Shelley, and their two kids are the most deserving and outstanding family out there! I had the pleasure of meeting them, and enjoying dinner with them while touring the west coast with GM...they are just extremely phenomenal people and incredible horsepeople!
What a jump off it was too!
"If you are nervous you arent focused-if you are focused, there is no room for nerves!"