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post #1 of 16 Old 09-10-2012, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Jynxy's first OFFICIAL Dressage show!

Whew, what a weekend! Jynx competed in her first official bronze level Dressage competition this weekend and kicked BUTT. My amazing coach and trainer rode her instead of I, because me and Jynx have not gotten along well this summer in the show ring due to my nerves and her tendency towards herd boundness at shows only. For this show, she was hauled alone and I did not ride and magically she was a PLOW HORSE the entire weekend. Never once got worked up, amped or called. Was laid back, sleepy and completely happy the entire weekend. So I learned a lot about myself as well!

She warmed up beautifully on Friday, went through both her Training Level tests flawlessly. On Saturday the weather was HORRENDOUS - cold and WINDY. Horses were acting up left right and centre! Not my Jynxy! Her and Kali slammed one out of the park with 70.7% doing Training Level Test 2 for their first test! We were only beaten by 0.01%!!! There were 5 horses in her class, all Warmbloods and Thoroughbreds! It was a personal best not only for Jynx, but for Kali as well! Their second test was right after and we took 1st place with 65.4%! The horse that previously beat her wasn't in this class, he didn't take below 70% the entire show and took Champion for their division. He's also been doing Training Level with his new owner for awhile and was previously an upper level horse and Hungarian Warmblood! So I think we can be happy with Reserve Champ!

Sunday was beautiful but unfortunately due to some very unforseen circumstances involving tack, they weren't as on their game as Saturday! Jynx was still a champ and pulled a 2nd place with 65% doing Training Level Test 2 and 3rd place with 66% doing Training Level Test 3! It's a shame that Bronze Level doesn't do Reserve Champ prizes because they would have won!

OH and Jynx also had to come back and carry Kali to a win for a scholarship equitation class when she was EXHAUSTED because the horse Kali was supposed to ride got a saddle sore. I was so proud of my girl!

Enjoy my TONS of pics and vids! Our next show is end of October, just an all around schooling show and we will be doing Dressage, hunters and jumpers!

Training Level Test 2 on Sunday with 65% and 2nd place - only mistake was right lead canter when some idiot was climbing in and out of their vehicle behind the bushes and spooked her!

Training Level Test 3 on Sunday with 66% and 3rd place -

And warmup pics on Friday!


Lovely halt


Trot diagonal


Trotting


Some canter!


She's come so far!


I remember when she used to careen around the ring out of control.....


Walk


Kali being presented with her scholarship. I actually got kicked out of this photo because they said it "had nothing to do with the horse." I almost grabbed her reins right there and marched my EXHAUSTED horse back to the barn! I held my tongue for Kali's sake.


LOL poor Kali is like "What?? No....come back......."
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Actual competition pics from Sunday:


Looking all spiffy in the warmup ring


Beautiful trot





LOL it was hot! Coat off!


In the ring for Test 2


20m circle


Beautiful canter!


Free walk! I love this pic


Down centre line


Back in the warmup ring before Test 3!


Kali with her coach Ariana in the background - absolutely AMAZING rider. She's like 20 and went to North American Young Riders this year in Kentucky on a mare she's trained to PSG on her own, purchased as a yearling back in 2005! She was riding a beautiful young Lusitano stallion at this show sent to her from Brazil for training!!


*DROOLS* DO I REALLY OWN THIS?!??!?!


Yes. I do. I really do. I can't wait until I can make her look like this!


Lovely halt to start out Test 3


Trot loop


Again!


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20m circle


Free walk


20m circle


Stretchy circle! She got an 8 for her stretchy circle on Saturday!!!


More stretchy!


And a perfect halt to end a perfect weekend! She got an 8 for her halt on Saturday! Only a 7 for this one though!

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Macabre, she looks absolutely fantastic! Hard to believe she's the same mare from a few years ago.
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Oh my god, Miko, she loves FANTASTIC! See, I knew from day 1 that I loved that mare. =P Looks like you've got a great trainer too, it seems like they are hard to find. I have loved watching Jynxy [and you!] grow, I look forward to seeing how far you two go!

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Congrats on winning! So you have to be next to compete on her (and win)! :)

Sorry for the question, but I've been curious for while about it (because I was planning on trainer to compete my horse, which unfortunately never happened due to some health issues). When the other rider wins on your horse who gets the ribbons? You or the rider?

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MM congrats to all of you! She looks fabulous!!! It's great to see how far she's come, I'm so proud of you all.
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Well, I let Kali keep the ribbons because she did the ride basically pro bono for me. I paid for the show and had I paid for the services, definitely I would be expecting to keep any ribbons or prizes that were won. Kali is letting me keep one ribbon as a souvenir. Kali was basically free leasing a horse earlier this year and she kept all ribbons and prizes beause she was paying for all the shows she took him to.
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you are so lucky to have access to such a good trainer. Jynx looks amazing!
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Well, I let Kali keep the ribbons because she did the ride basically pro bono for me. I paid for the show and had I paid for the services, definitely I would be expecting to keep any ribbons or prizes that were won. Kali is letting me keep one ribbon as a souvenir. Kali was basically free leasing a horse earlier this year and she kept all ribbons and prizes beause she was paying for all the shows she took him to.
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I see. Yes, that sounds fair. And you have pics (even if you don't keep ribbons)! :)

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