Fox Run's trainer, Cassie Zimmerman, and rider, Meagan DeLisle, recently returned from a wonderful weekend at Altamonte Show Stables in St. Louis, Mo. There, both girls participated in a Brody Robertson clinic on Friday and Saturday and competed in the annual Eventing Derby on Sunday.
Both girls took green horses and were looking forward to a fun, yet educational weekend. Cassie took Charlotte and Meagan took her 2018 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover mount, Flash. This was both of the horses first trip off of the farm since coming to Fox Run.
During the clinic, Cassie and Meagan learned a lot about working with young horses and the proper way to introduce them to new scenarios. Both horses were exceptional in their new environments and enjoyed jumping in Brody's beautiful jump field.
On Sunday, both horse and rider pairs entered in the Green as Grass crossrails division of the Eventing Derby held at Altamonte Show Stables. Each pair had to demonstrate a dressage test and then contest a showjumping course in the big field. After the completion of their course, they had the option to enter the water complex at the end of the field and jump out of the bank. Neither of the horses had ever jumped a bank before, but both of them were wonderful during their jump course and Cassie and Meagan decided to see how their horses would respond. They both did magnificently!
Cassie came home Grand Champion in their division and Meagan came in Reserve Grand Champion.
Continuing education is very important to Fox Run and the weekend was very informative and will help Cassie grow as a trainer and Meagan develop as a rider. We are so proud of both of these ladies for stepping out of their comfort zone and participating in a super fun weekend!