Sunday, May 2, 2010

Thank You Stephanie & Marlo!

We had a great time at the CCEC Dressage at Lava Bluffs yesterday! I'd like to thank our judges, Stephanie Brown-Beamer, and Marlo Vivenzio, for making the trip down from Salt Lake and Heber City. I am grateful to Color Country Equestrian Club for continuing to support Dressage in our community, as interest does continue to grow. We are a small group, but, dedicated. Special thanks to Ryon and Holly Gardner for being such wonderful hosts and letting us take over Lava Bluffs for the day. I am really proud of everyone...Karen earned her best score yet as she continues to improve and become a partner with Tanner. Sarah made her show ring debut, and did an outstanding job. You've never seen anyone so lazer-focused! Brenda debuted her lovely three year old American Warmblood filly, Poetic Justice, by Paganini, to rave reviews from the judges, earning the Vintage High Point award and the third highest score of the day. I'm very proud of my horses...Charisma was really showing off her gaits in our Third Level ride, earning 65.384%. Maret, better known around the barn as Petunia, proved herself to be a real show horse. This was her first show, and she came within less than a percentage point(66.785%) of earning me the Open High Point, edged out slightly by the very talented Arlene Cunningham and her amazing mustang, Boots. I also rode Beau Dazzler, a 14 year old Arab gelding. This was his first dressage show, and he had not set foot in a show ring in some 9 years. He did me very proud, earning extremely solid scores of 64.5% and 65.135% on First level tests 1 & 2. Of course our favorite Cowboy, Ryon Gardner, had to keep all us Dressage Diva's humble by earning the highest score of the show, with a 68.477%. I must say, the Cowboy Dressage riders were very lovely to watch, the Dixons' and Ryon all doing a stellar job in unfamiliar territory. I thoroughly enjoyed my first foray into the world horse show management, and slept like a dead woman last night!