Championship ribbons/plaque, USDF First Level Rider Performance Award, Percheron News feature in the current edition, and a USDF notification of being preliminary award winners with scores to be finalized this week.
I call this look, "peasants."
Still so very thankful I was able to still ride by that show.
As you all know, Klein also participated in several USDF Sport Horse breed shows, one of which was at the infamous Dressage at Devon. Speaking of USDF, I had set some goals with the All Breeds Program this year and we accomplished them all. Every single ride and in-hand presentation was a qualifying score for us that went toward year end awards. It looks like we will be accepting Champion for three different categories with the USDF All Breeds program this year.
Super B made a BIG improvement in her dressage work. She continues to improve with each ride. She was 6th in her division with the East Coast Regional Dressage Association. She would have most likely been Reserve Champion if she hadn't gotten a bit distracted in her first test. There was a circus going on outside the indoor with trucks driving by within 10 ft of the doors, dogs that were locked in a trailer tack room right out side the indoor were going absolutely INSANE (the prizelist said no dogs allowed too of course), that trailer also had a horse that was screaming its head off every five seconds the ENTIRE time we were there, and there was another horse right outside of the indoor screaming its head off too. At the end of the first test the judge actually said to me that it wasn't really fair to B that all of that was going on. I mean, stuff like that happens at shows, she has to get used to it, but it was bad timing that day.
Recent schooling ride. I just love her. Just look at her!!
In addition to the circus, people pulling in were being stopped if there was a ride going on in the outdoor. B has to learn to deal with all the commotion, but if you are going to stop vehicles by one ring, you need to be fair to the other ring and enforce the same rule as well, and that wasn't happening. Also, why put the Starter Horse division inside? Put them outside and put Starter Rider inside since they're going to be on more experienced horses. Such is horse show life. So with the distraction, B's first test was a 64%, and who can complain about that? That was her best score yet, so just imagine what she can do without a distraction. The judge also told me that the rest of the test was very nice.
First championship ribbon! There will be more where this came from!
Thickest light horse mane ever. She sure loved being braided though. She fell asleep in the cross ties while we listened to Pandora and I braided.
I mean...just look at her. What an improvement.
Oh Super B...*le sigh*
In addition to year end USDF awards, I still have to submit my paperwork for my year end ESDCTA awards, which I will do next week. We should find out by December how we did with those. I am super proud of my mares. We worked hard, and our hard work paid off. I can't wait to see what we can do next year!