Cornerstone – Spring Into Dressage

June 1, 2013 by Summer

Orlando at Palgrave

Orlando at Palgrave

What a terrific weekend at the newly renovated show grounds! The footing is holding up beautifully and the new layout is very horse friendly.

This weekend I was partnered up with Nancy MacLachlan and MacDay Farms. Nancy had a whole crew of students competing this weekend and everyone came home with lots of ribbons!

I was competing Orlando, owned by Julia Fogel, at Prix St Georges and we have a had a very successful weekend! The first day we were still working out the kinks so we had a bit of a modest score of 62.4%. Saturday Orlando found his groove and we achieved a score of 66.25%, with one of the judges scoring him as high as 69%! Orlando’s effort was good enough to clench 2nd place in this class. This lovely horse has real character and is so much fun to ride! I will be posting the video of Saturday’s test, for everyone to enjoy.

I also had the pleasure of competing Dreo. A rising 6 year old mare owned and bred by Judy Farncombe. This girl has a heart of gold and loves the ring! Dreo made her Second level debut this weekend and was a star. On Friday, she sailed through test 1, to the tune of 73.5%, to take 2nd place. On Saturday the test was still solid but the day provided a little more distraction. She finished up with a strong score of 65% and a 3rd place finish.

I would like to thank the owners of these lovely horses, Julia Fogel and Judy Farncombe and of course, Nancy MacLachlan for all of her help in preparation. A fantastic start to what promises to be a fun season!