June 26, 2013

Cascade Dressage I & II Results

It was a successful and safe weekend in Tulelake CA. The weather was great Thursday through Saturday and we woke up to drizzling rain on Sunday. I am soooooo thankful to Jeff Loe, my wonderful farrier, who had tapped Esmerelda’s shoes, equipping them for studs. They certainly were needed by Sunday late morning!

I am supper proud of Serpico WSF, who attended his second show stateside.  He is such a good boy for being a stallion and not really being exposed to horse social settings until recently.  He was inattentive during his first test each day, but by the second test was really focused on the job at hand.  His scores on Saturday for Training Test 1 were 59.167% and Training Test 2 improved to 66.429%, winning the class!  On Sunday, he scored a 60.208% in Training Test 1 and improved to a 67.857% in Training Test 2, again winning his class!  I’m supper excited about Serpico’s potential to continue to learn and improve.

Esmerelda’s first test on Saturday didn’t go so well.  I will save that story for another blog on a different day!  Bottom line was “eliminated”!  She recovered with a qualifying score of 70.600% at Training Test 3, winning the class.  On Sunday, she scored a 64.459% at First Level Test 2 and a 69.677% at First Level Test 3.  Esmerelda also earned the High Point Award for Oldenburg NA at Saturday’s show.

All in all I will say that it was a good weekend of showing and one in whick I learned a lot!   I continue to be grateful for the opportunity to learn and campaign such wonderful horses for wonderful people! 

I am truly grateful for such wonderful friends and helpers in Tina Venzon, Solbrit Hill, Sonja Johstone, and Cassi Soule.  Each one of you made the weekend go smoothly!  Thanks!

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