Monday, June 21, 2010

USDF Bronze Medal!!!

Charisma, Dow, BJ & I travelled to Heber City, UT, for the Sage Creek 1 & 2 shows this past weekend. The weather was perfect, and the stars aligned. Charisma and I earned the final score we needed for the requirements of the USDF Bronze medal. This medal requires six scores, two at First level, two at Second level, and two at Third level, of 60% or better, under six different judges, six different shows. I am thrilled to have achieved this goal with a horse that I trained myself. I've learned all the ropes of dressage on Charisma, and it means a lot to me, after her very trying winter, to have this medal with only her name on it. She has tried her heart out for me for all these years. We should also now have enough scores, with a high enough median average, to wind up with a ranking for the USDF All Breed Awards, for her breed registry(International Sporthorse Registry/Old. N.A.), in the Open Second Level division. Check out the latest photos I added to the Photo page, from the show. The whole family will make the trek to Alberta for the summer on Sunday.