The Creek Hollow Schooling show went great! It was Shane’s and Eleonor’s first show. Shane rode Sly in the new USDF test C which includes just 1/2 – 3/4 of a circle of canter. What a great test. He rode it twice improving his score wonderfully on the 2nd ride getting a 57% and a 62.5! Eleonor rode Burrito “Treasure” training level 1 & 2 getting a 65 and 67%!!! Not bad for an (almost) newly converted western rider! Heather rode Vinny in training level 2 & 3 doing a super job and getting a 63 and 65%! He thought maybe there was another agenda at first but decided it really was a dressage show and looked amazing! And I have to say what a pleasure it was to team up with Katie and have her help giving pointers and read all the riders tests! Great to have my partner back!
Last weekend I helped out a PARA rider who, against all odds, competed in The PARA Olympic qualifier at Dressage Affaire. It was a stessful weekend for her as she was on a loaned horse since she could not get hers here due to a tornado and truck trouble causing them to miss their flight. I went and helped her warm up as well as braiding etc. BUT she did get her qualifying score to go to the next qualifier!!
Faith, our new friend, who has been here for a month or so is heading back to Germany. She expects to be back here soon. Burrito will miss her.
Veronica and Rambo have officially rounded out our barn and have decided to stay here!!
Burrito has a couple openings for lessons now so if you want to work on your seat or have a lesson on a schooled lower level horse, let me know. He really enjoyed his show a couple weeks ago.
I will be in Ramona for a clinic this weekend, the 19th, so if you know anyone interested, spread the word. Pat Murphy’s place is so nice.
*San Juan Capistrano: Nicole, Samantha, Cathy and I will be going to this 1 day show on the 26th. Entries have closed.
Creek Hollow Schooling
Mission Pacific in Somis: April 9-10 This is a fun show with good stabling and cheap hotel! Entries close the 25th but for stabling we should enter early. Right now its Me and Samantha. We may be picking up a horse on the way but if you think you may want to go, Let me know!!! Best to go with a full trailer.
LA Chapter Show (CDS only) is April 22-23 (fri/sat) It is super economical!!!
In May starts some of the closer shows. I’ll keep you posted.
Happy St. Patty’s Day!!