Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More Show Results

We had a good time at the Shawnee Acres Dressage/CT schooling show on Saturday.
Congratulations to Sue Morgan, riding Debbie Dufresne's lovey Arabian mare, Penny, for a third place in Intro B and a win in the Training Level Test 1 class. Great riding Sue and Penny!
My Walker mare, also named Penny, redeemed herself from the week before by winning both her Training Level tests and ending up with the High Score Championship of the show. She always performs well when her boyfriend, Corey, is not around!
I will be attending the Open show this weekend in Williamston with a few students and then on to the Firecracker Walker show, also in Williamston on the July 4th weekend. Then we are done for the spring show season and will take a much needed break while the weather is hot during the Summer, and begin working for the fall season. If anyone would like to attend shows in the fall with us, please let me know, we'd love to have you come along and have some fun!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Regional Championship Show Results

I'm proud to report that my Tennessee Walker gelding, CD's Double Agent, better known as "Corey", captured the Third Level Dressage Regional Championship for the second year in a row in Asheville. It was his best performance to date at Third Level, with a score of 72%. He was also named the Reserve Regional Champion in the Advanced Trail Obstacle class. Unfortunately my mare, Penny, had a little trouble with some separation anxiety and was not on her best behavior.
We then attended the Dressage Camp at Fellowship Farm in Greensboro for 2 days. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed working with Grand Prix level trainers, Tami Batts and Angela Halloran.
Corey worked beautifully both days and managed to show all the big Warmbloods that Tennessee Walkers can excel at high level Dressage just as well as they can! Both trainers and all the other participants were very complimentary and they enjoyed seeing my "alternative" Dressage horse. This was their first Dressage Camp and they plan to have it again, so I will definitely be going again. Thanks to Tami and Angela for a fantastic weekend!!