Cascade Dressage I & II, July 27-28, 2021

What a privilege for me to attend the Cascade Dressage Show in Tulelake, CA this year! With Covid affecting so many events and activities over the last year and some months, one is never “sure” that any event will actually happen.

This event was so special for me to have the opportunity to see and visit with many friends from Oregon! I was ground crew for many, reading tests, braiding, grooming, hot walker and all sorts of general horse care that is needed at a show. It was a happy time to support so many friends and fellow competitors, who have supported me!

I especially proud of a couple of young students. They were students of mine in Oregon. Now they are students of Deborah Beard. Deborah was my assistant and I couldn’t have run my business there without her! Deborah did a fantastic job of getting them both ready for their first rated show.

Glisan Street Saddlery Youth Dressage Team Show ~ July, 2016

Kasandra Lassagne, my working student, competed this weekend at the Youth Team Show at Devonwood, in Sherwood Oregon.  I am supper proud of her and her horse Ace.  The show followed a four day Youth Dressage Camp that was hosted by Devonwood.  She was privileged to receive a scholarship for the camp from our local Southern Oregon Dressage Club, State of Jefferson.

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SOJODS Spring Fling Dressage Show April, 2016

As I recently said, my blog is so very far behind. However, many events happened during and since 2016 that are note worthy.

Kassandra was a working student for me during her high school years. She is now a college graduate and married! Time flies. She’s a good horse woman, competitor and has fantastic sportsmanship.

I’m so proud of my student Kasandra and her gelding Ace.  At their first official dressage league show last weekend, they scored  62% at Training Level Test 2 and a 63% at Training Level Test 3!

 

Too Long A Hiatus

It’s definitely been a really long time since I’ve written a blog or updated my website in anyway. Technology got the better of me and I gave up for awhile. However I intend to begin posting events and things that fill in the time gap, as well as current events!

Cascade Dressage I & II, June 2016

Tinkerbell debuted at Third Level at this show.  You’ll see some blunders, but even with those in the test, she scored a 65.455% and won the class.  Just think what her scores will be as the training continues and she becomes more solid.  Please disregard the added entertainment in the filming.  I was disappointed to see there wasn’t a professional videographer at the show.  So, a dear friend borrowed a tablet, which she didn’t know how to operate, in order to capture my rides.

Cascade Dressage Show, 2016

Tinkerbell showing Second Level, Test 3, resulting in a second place with a score of 67%

 

 

3 Year Old Sport Horse Prospect For Sale

This talented youngster is GREAT minded. Cisco can have a week off, saddle up and ride right off. He currently stands 14.1, but is still growing. Professionally started and has 60 days under saddle. He is 1/2 Arab and 1/2 Cob, registered and has lifetime nominations in the Arab registry.

2014 ODS Fall Symposium

Tinkerbell and I were among several pairs selected to be Demo riders for the fall symposium. What a privilege to ride with Janet Foy and Debbie McDonald! It was a wonderful learning opportunity. In addition to that, it was great to listen to their opinions on what a lovely dressage prospect Tinkerbell is. Enjoy the videos as you learn what to look for when you search for a dressage prospect.

ODS State Championships 2015

September always brings the Oregon Dressage Society State Championships. This year I had the privilege to compete Tinkerbell, a 6 year old Oldenburg mare, belonging to Catherine Ulrey of Salem OR, at First Level.

A Grand Entrance

A Grand Entrance

 

On Friday, we showed Second Level Test 2, Tinkerbell’s 3rd time of competing at Second Level.  The overall test went well, with us falling apart at one point, earning just a 4 when she lost her lead in the counter canter.  She still received a score of 68.077%.

Then the Championship Classes were on Saturday and Sunday.  We competed for a First Level Title in the Open Division.  Saturday we rode First Level Test 2 and scored 65.938%  Sunday we rode First Level Test 3 and scored a 69.118%.  For the championship is averaged between both tests.  We ended up 9th overall.

ODS Championships / Carrie Allen Trainer

Warmblood/TB mare For Sale with In Motion Sport HorsesCarrie Allen Trainer of Warmblood Mare

Cascade Dressage I & II 2015

June 2015 brought yet another show for Tinkerbell.  This time we stepped up the expectations and debuted at Second Level.  Of course when one signs up for a show, you have no control of how the secretary will schedule the classes.  Guess what?  The first test of the show was a Second Level Test 1.  We pulled off a 65% and were second in the class!

Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

The second test of the day was First 3.  Tinkerbell earned a 69% and first place.

On Sunday, we rode Second Level Test 1 again and earned a 67% and First 3, earning a 73%, winning both of the classes!  I was so proud of her!  She also earned the High Point Oldenburg award for both days of the show!

Tinkerbell Performing Medium Trot at Tulelake

Tinkerbell Performing Medium Trot at Tulelake

Tinkerbell's well earned awards

Tinkerbell’s well earned awards