Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Frisco Earns Four Titles in 2014

Wow. It's like taking the time, day after day, year after year, to set up a very intricate line of dominoes, and then when you are sure they are perfect, tapping the first one to see if the foundation design was correct. They will only keep falling if they are set up perfectly. So far, so good. Frisco has been a creation of my heart...I dreamed him to life, I knew I loved him before I met him. I am honored to share my journey with such a magnificant creature. He earned three Freestyle titles, and a Second Level title, in 2014. With the California Dressage Society, he was the 2014 Horse of the Year, First Level Freestyle Champion. With the United States Dressage Federation's All Breed Awards, he was the Westfalen Horse Association First Level Freestyle Champion. With the Utah Dressage Society, he was the Open First/Second Level Freestyle Champion, as well as the Open Second level Champion. I am one proud horse mom.

First United States Dressage Federation Certified Instructor in Utah!

I am so excited to announce that I have passed my testing and am now the first USDF Certified Instructor in the state! The past year has been very intense. I have grown so much, learned so much, met so many great people...and feel like the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders with this honor. It has been a goal of mine to achieve USDF Certification since the first time I gave a riding lesson, just over seven years ago. I have learned a lot in these past seven and a half years, and promise to represent this Certification to the very best of my ability. I will continue to work to develop my skills as a rider and instructor, with the framework of the Classical System as my guide. I can't thank those who have championed me along the way enough. It takes a village, and I have not earned this accreditation without the help and sacrifice of others along the way who cared about me. Many thanks, to all the horses I've ridden, the riders I've taught, the friends who wrote recommendations, the friends who went out of their way to be of assistance to me, and most especially to my husband, who believed in me. I know I still have so much more to learn, and am so happy to have this outstanding program as a guide to my further development. Onward and upward!
Frisco at 8 hours old

Thursday, October 2, 2014

California Dressage Society Horse of the Year First Level Freestyle Champions!

News Flash!! Frisco and I won the CDS-HOY First Level Freestyle in Burbank this past weekend! I will write a more detailed post soon about my experience at a record setting show. It was a marvelous experience.