Indio Dressage Getaway Show, Jan. 19-20, 2008

Donna and Jazzman ventured out to the desert as a tune-up for the coming winter CDI's. Jazz handily won the Grand Prix freestyle with a score of 69%. But disaster struck the next day when he took some irregular steps in trot. He won the class anyway, but the next day developed swelling in his left hind leg. An ultrasound revealed a new injury to his suspensory. Just as before the Athens Olympic selection trials, Jazz will be on the sidelines for Hong Kong. He is being given 8 months of rest. If he becomes sound again, Donna will compete him lightly and retire him at the 2009 Del Mar National Horse Show. If he never shows again, Jazz will always have a home at Fox Run.