Kicking Off the 2018 Eventing Season at Stable View Horse Trials

We have a sensational group of horses ready to start their first event of the year right here at our winter base in Aiken at the Stable View Horse Trials. I have entered a few of the upper level horses in the Open Preliminary, just to give them a nice easy outing before their first Advanced or Intermediate in a couple of weeks at Pine Top.
We got a good hit of rain here in Aiken yesterday, so conditions should be grand.
Being the first event of the year, I will most likely not go for the time on the cross country on Wednesday. I will be treating the cross country more like a gentle school to get them primed up for the year.  I am also on a mission to reduce the number of injuries this year by not going flat out too early in the season.
I have my assistant rider Mike Pendleton entered on a couple of the younger, greener horses.  All of his group look in great form.
All of the horses had some chiropractic work this week to make sure that they are feeling their best and the US Eventing Team Coach Erik Duvander has also been here a few times working with this group.
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