Monday, November 23, 2009

Dressage/CT Show Report

We all had a great day on Saturday at the EDCTSA Dressage/CT Schooling show in Washington.

Jen Gurley and her Spotted Draft mare, Ginger, competed in their first Combined Training competition. She won her class and was Champion Combined Training of the show, as well as taking second place in Dressage Training Level test 1. Congratulations to Jen and Ginger!

Sally Yeagley had two nice tests with her horse, Sirus at the Intro level, then graciously allowed Sue Morgan to show Sirus in the Training Level test 1 class, which she won.

First timer Junior Rider KK and her pony "Spirit" put in a great performance at Intro level and gained some valuable experience. This combination has a bright future with further training. Thanks to Janine Wilson for mentoring KK and Spirit!

Next show will be Whinstone Farm on December 6th.

In Memorium

I am saddened to announce the passing of my beautiful Walker mare, "Penny", due to cancer.

She was a very special horse and will be greatly missed!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Whinstone Farm Dressage Show Report

It was a beautiful day for a show on Sunday. We again attended the Whinstone Farm Dressage Schooling show. Sue Morgan and her mare, M&M, moved up to Training Level and gained some valuable experience under judge, Susie Wiedman.
Sally Yeagley and her nice QH gelding, Sirus, were competing in their first Dressage show and did very well, posting scores in the mid 60"s and placing in both Intro classes.
Beth Calloway also rode in her first Dressage show. Sally was generous enough to let Beth ride Sirus in the Training Level 1 test, which she won with a score of 67%.
Well done riders!!
I also competed with my Walker gelding, Corey, in Third Level Test 1. He earned a respectable score of 63.5%, even though he had a pesky bee buzzing in his face during the test, which caused his some loss of focus. I was riding HC since the Judge is my trainer.
It was another fun day at Whinstone and we look forward to the next show in December.

Eventing Clinic Report

Jack participated in the Steuart Pittman Eventing Clinic at Falcon Park Farm on Saturday. He had originally planned to ride Fiona, his Dutch Warmblood mare, but she was a little tender on her feet from a bout of scratches. So, he decided to take Vickie, his Warmblood cross mare instead. She had never seen any cross country jumps like these and was scared at first, but by the end of the session she was jumping and having fun. Steuart was a really good trainer and also very nice. Jack gained some valuable knowledge and it was relly fun to see the beautiful new facility at Falcon Park Farm in Clayton.