When Andrea Baxter won the CCI4*-S at Twin Rivers this past April, she explained that there is no such thing as a "home field advantage." Andrea's family owns the competition venue and she bases her training business there. Yet, her long-time mount Indy 500 had no trouble sizing up the Sept 24-26 weekend as "show time" for the win.
Memorable Memorial Day Weekend at Woodside.
With 400 horses accepted and 100 on the waitlist, there were enough exhibitors and support team members at The Spring Event at Woodside to make it seem that spectators were once again fully allowed to come. Especially for the Preliminary Challenge, a popular West Coast tradition that draws all to the Grand Prix ring Saturday evening. But the spectator who mattered most to Preliminary Challenge Horse division leader, James Alliston, wasn't there for the show jumping finalé.