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post #1 of 20 Old 06-13-2011, 08:22 AM Thread Starter
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Talking First Event of the season!

This weekend was the first Event schooling show of our season - we moved up a level this year to "Starter" (jumps 2'0" to 2'3" and USDF Intro C test), our very first year showing with a canter in the dressage test so I was very nervous.

But I have to say I am VERY proud of my pony, our dressage went very well, scoring us a 27 and first place out of a field of 13 this weekend!

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Rider Horse QCScore Place

Stefanie Bates Hoofprints in the Sand 27.000% 1
Rachelle Suzie Que 29.000% 2
Tracy Aydan 31.000% 3
Maddie gamble on me 31.500% 4
Debbie Doc 32.000% 5
Colton stang Shiny Silver Treasure 32.500% 6T
Leah Tuff 32.500% 6T
Amy Tea and Biscuits 34.000% 8T
Michelle Kennedi 34.000% 8T
Brooke Rikki Tikki Tak 38.000% 10
Riley Sport Model 39.500% 11
Brooke Babe Magnet 40.000% 12
Abigail Auto Pilot 46.500% 13

Unfortunately, after a double clear stadium round, the cross country curse came back to haunt us ;) We had one refusal at jump 3 - and she jumped it from a standstill at my urging, but unfortunately had already taken the step backwards so 20 penalty pts for us :p

That refusal backed us down from 1st place to 10th place overall for the show, but I'm still SOOO proud of my pony for the awesome dressage test! We had some 8's in there (including me for rider position!) and I am very excited about that.

This week will be schooling cross country like crazy so that we're ready for next weekend's show - wish us luck!

"The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you..."

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Ps- congrats!!
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Congratulations! I can't imagine how proud you must be of your pony and yourself. Wishing you the best of luck on your next show!

Also, don't forget to share some photos if you have them.
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aww congrats on a good first show of the season!!!!

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That's awesome, you must be so proud of Sandie!
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Lol u guys are cracking me up!!! I'll have pics as soon as the photographer puts them up!;)
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Originally Posted by Allison Finch View Post
Ha! Love the graphics. Great job HITS! Sounds like your dressage is getting strong. Bummer about the XC, but great start overall. I'm sure you'll be posting pics of those blue ribbons again soon!

You just have to see your don't have to like it.
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Congrats on your first HT of the season girly! You should be super proud of yourself! I am :)

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