Aiken’s Jennifer Fox had one ride at the Sporting Days Farm Horse Trials, a 5-year-old Polish Warmblood, who was only doing her second beginner novice. The Katydid Farm homebred Katydid Just So, had the benefit of going later in the day, escaping the colder weather that was embraced by a number of other rider/horse combinations Saturday morning.
Katydid Just So, is one of the three event horses Fox rides for Katydid, and the eventer owns Katydid Just So’s six-year-old full-brother. The 5-year-old mare is very careful in the stadium jumping arena, and seems to be equally adept while in the dressage ring, improving each time as she masters the changes and transitions.
“She’s one of those horses a kid can ride, and a professional can get on and make look fancy,” said Fox.
The mare continues to evolve demonstrating her courage while schooling cross country, and appears poised for a strong winter.
“She’s really starting to get bold, and it’s starting to get in her blood now,” said Fox. “It’s exciting to see the difference.”
Fox has found being based in Aiken beneficial as she continues to move horses up the levels.
“The summer’s always hard, and last summer we did more than we usually do, and that helped,” said Fox. “Chattahoochee Hills helps when they do two horse trials in July. I have an intermediate horse and a solid prelim horse. I think I’m going to go up north this summer.”