Sunday, April 21, 2013

Champion in Introductory Dressage

On April 14, 2013 Briar Rose completed the LKMDressage series of three schooling shows as Introductory Champion and Reserve Champion overall for the day! We're very proud of her! Thanks to trainer Julia Jesu for giving her some great rides.

Here's a video of her Introductory A test (score 74.06%) complete with uneven footing, shrieking seagulls, a dog walking around that she wasn't sure about, and a trailer pulling out right next to the arena:

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Thoroughbred Celebration

Yesterday we showed in Salisbury at the Thoroughbred Festival.  Briar Rose aka "Dizzy Lizzy" (Jockey Club name) made some major breakthroughs in staying focused on her job in a busy distracting environment and we had some great moments in warmup! She earned 7s on her medium walk and on her gaits in the collective marks.

Pretty darn good weekend for a young mare just turning 5 in 3 days and a little over a year away from the racetrack. Her excellent warmups didn't all transfer into the show ring, but that's okay, each show is just training for the next!

7th - Introductory Dressage A
3rd - Introductory Dressage B
4th - Introductory Dressage C