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William Fox-Pitt’s Whirlwind Tour of Aiken & Wellington

It was a productive day at the Winter HT at Stable View, with Boyd piloting 3 of the young horses around the open novice (Carlsburg, Maya & Atavism), and giving Kyra her first positive run of the 2017 season around the open prelim course.

The highlight of the week has certainly been watching Boyd and William Fox-Pitt prepare for their competitions together.  As previously reported, the owners of Tura Lura and Steady Eddie graciously stepped forward with their horses for William to compete during his visit here to Stable View and Wellington.

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WFP and Boyd enjoy a little walkabout. Photo Lisa Thomas

William had a lovely dressage test today on Tura Lura, and easily cruised around the stadium and cross country for a solid 2nd place finish on his dressage score of a 21.5.  Even WFP was impressed by Waylon Robert’s winning score of 17.5, with Boyd and Kyra rounding out the top 3 on a 25.2.

At the conclusion of the horse trials, it was time to switch gears for the Wellington prep.  Several of Boyd’s owners gathered at the covered arena to watch Boyd and William school the horses heading south to Florida for the showcase.  Shadow and Boyd were looking in prime form, and William has been quick to figure out the best ride on Eddie the Eagle.   Again, many thanks to the owners of Tura Lura and Steady Eddie for making their horses available while William has been in town to teach clinics and compete state side.

And now a few words from WFP………..We wish him the best of luck in Florida!

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