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Having a Ball at Spruce Meadows

bobbyballLynn Johnson and Dandy’s TQ Bobby negotiate one of the more interesting obstacles in the TELUS Battle of the Breeds trail competition. The TELUS “ball” needed to be pushed through the uprights to score points. As you can imagine, some horses were gung ho to play ball, while others had apparently not seen anything quite like this in daily life. I think it was worth 50 points, so certainly worth a try for most competitors. After the regular trail run (which is a timed event in the battle), participants had the option of attempting a bonus obstacle of a short polo goal. As in Jeopardy Jumping, it was worth 100 points if successfully negotiated, but carried a similar penalty if not completed within the 30-second time limit. High drama all the way around.

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