Friday, March 26, 2010

Carolina Walker Camden Classic report

The first big Walking Horse show of the season proved to be a great success. With major improvements to the show grounds in Camden, S.C. everyone had a fantastic time. It was the first show for me and Ryanne and I could not have been more pleased. She won both the Intro Dressage tests with scores of 68 and 70.5 and was high score of the day. Then she won the Dressage Freestyle, beating my other horse Corey. My good friend from Georgia, Sue Stepp, showed her in a couple of rail classes on Saturday and got some good ribbons in large classes even though she had just ridden her for the first time that morning. Very impressive!
Corey also had a good show, winning the Third Level test 1 class with a score of 63%. He took second to his sister in the Musical Freestyle class. On Sunday we had a good ride in the Trail Obstacle class and took home a second and third place.
I really enjoyed doing the Dressage Musical Freestyle class with both horses and hope that more riders will compete next year.

Whinstone Farm Dressage Show report

Had another wonderful time at the Whinstone Farm Dressage Schooling Show on March 21st.
Professional trainer, Kim Dome, from New Hampshire rode our Warmblood mare, Raben, to a first, second and third place.
Not bad considering she only rode her twice before the show!!
Claudia rode her Walker mare, Ryanne, against all the trotting horses and came away with a fourth and fifth place.
Our good friend Rachael Eckert rode her new TB gelding, Aly, to a win and a third place. This was their first show together, so it seems like they have a bright future! Congratulations everyone!

Eventing Clinic report

Had another successful Eventing Clinic with Kim Dome last week.
Students always enjoy her positive approach and experience.
We plan to have her back soon!!