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.
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.