Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Las Vegas Dressage Spring Fling III

Charisma and I had a really successful show. She remained comfortable and happy throughout the weekend, the most important thing right now. I can't believe she lived, never mind, is back in the show ring. But the icing on the cake was the score we earned on Saturday to complete her requirements for the USDF Horse Performance Certificate for Second Level. I guess I can officially call her a Second Level Schoolmaster. And Sunday, we earned a 60.5% on Third level test 1. We now only require one more score for my USDF Bronze Medal. Patience and perserverance, not to mention, lots of luck along the way.
Brenda showed her 3 year old filly Poetic Justice, by Paganini, in the Training level Opportunity class. Cookie as she is better known behaved herself like a seasoned show horse. She's never seen mirrors or a judge's booth but after a couple of looks, went about her business like a pro. They came away with really strong scores for a first show-64+% and 62+%. As she gets stronger and steadier in the connection, and is better able to show off her gaits, these scores will only go up. I look forward to their future with great hope.