Sunday, April 10, 2011
We attended a wonderful show yesterday at Reflections Farm in Vass, NC It was a Sport Horse Versatility show sponsored by the Refined Horsemanship Assn.
These shows are a wonderful concept designed by trainer, Linda Hoover. First, you ride a Dressage test, then compete in a Trail Obstacle class designed to test the strength of your Dressage training to translate to real world situations. It is a lot of fun and the horses seem to enjoy it as well! Reflections Farm is hosting a show series this year and you can find more info on the Refined Horsemanship site at www.us-rha.com
Just found out our Walker mare, "Ryanne" was 2010 NWHA Reserve National Champion High Point in the Dressage division! She has really found her niche as a Dressage horse and continues to excel in that dscipline. Congratulations to Claudia and Ryanne!
It was a good show for Greeen Ridge Farm owned mare, U Gotta See This, aka "Ryanne".
She was first place in the Dressage Intro A class, second in the Intro B class, winner of both the Musical Freestyle and Dressage Suitability classes. All scores were in the 70's. She also tied for High Score Dressage horse of the show.
This was her first showing with Claudia in the Trail Obstacle Novice class. She was first place under one judge and second place under the other. She is proving to be quite good at the Trail class.
As usual it was a fun show and great management. Always nice to see friends after the winter!