It?s always good to go to The Fork — especially when you have a successful competition there! The Fork is at Jim and Bernadette Cogdell?s lovely farm in Norwood, NC. The Fork is a very important event for the Rolex bound horses as it is their final run before the big one. What you have at The Fork is what you take to Kentucky — the two weeks between these two events is not the time to learn new tricks or get much more fitness, it is a time to reconfirm what you have. It has been my goal to up my game for this year?s Rolex — which would help me realize my dream of representing our country at WEG later this year. I have worked incredibly hard at improving our competitiveness in every discipline, and I truly believe that I have accomplished this. I felt that in 2010 we needed to not only be much better in every phase, but we needed to be much more consistent in every competition executing our skills. The Fork was our third and final advanced level competition prior to Rolex and I am very happy to say it was our best outing yet! All three of our advanced level competitions this year have been consistent and successful, with each one being better than the prior one.
Arthur and I were tied for first after dressage, winning after cross country and finished second overall after having one down in the show jumping. We were in a VERY competitive CIC 3* class of 60 starters and I think we both showed our confidence in our skills all weekend. Normally a competition like that might feel stressful, I found it completely enjoyable! I am really looking forward to our return to Rolex!!!


  1. Good luck for Rolex!!! 😀