First of all, welcome to my website! I am starting halfway through the 2014 show season, so I’ll give a (hopefully) brief summary of what has happened thus far….
We started off at the June GMHA show in Vermont, where DeJure and I made a big first impression! On Friday, we decided to take it easy and school, since it was our first show together and her first show in four years! She was very excited to show off…
On Saturday, we had two very exciting rides, coming in first for both Training Level Test 1 and 3, earning us our first qualifying score! To top off the day, we received Reserve Junior Training Level Highpoint of the Day…
We had an amazing ride on Sunday, exceeding all expectations, and receiving not only first place in Training Level Test 3 but also Training Level Junior Highpoint of the Day and of the show!!!! After our triumphs, we decided to scratch our second class and go on a lovely hack around the cross-country fields; a wonderful ending to a fantastic weekend!!!
Next, we went off to King Oak, where we pretty much had the same results, minus the Highpoint ribbons (they don’t offer them there 😦 ) Although it was a very interesting experience watching the upper-level riders in Ring 1!
After that, we got some time off the trailer to have a wonderful home clinic with Susan Jaccoma. We sure had lots of fun working on that darn stretchy trot circle!
Most recently, we have returned from GMHA July, where the competition was much tougher!! On Friday we had one of the most interestin tests yet, complete with one tempis down the track and piaffing at X… we landed with a 64% and a pretty pink ribbon.
At a very late 5:30 ride, both DJ and I rode in our first Dressage Equitation class! It was definitely lots of fun to get feedback directly from the judge… and I think DJ liked introducing herself more formally to the judge beforehand!
On Sunday, DJ and I had one of our best tests so far; everyone was pleased at how much we had accomplished over a period of 5 months! We finished the weekend strongly with yet another blue, as well as Training Level Junior Highpoint of the Day! I was (and am) very proud of DJ and I can not wait for the next show!!!!
So that pretty much sums up the summer so far! Today we are headed off to the 1st Annual Dressage Dreams overnight clinic at Bearspot Farms, which I will be writing about afterwards!!