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Kayty 10-15-2012 08:09 PM

Spring Dressage Championships
 
Phew, what a big weekend!
Spring Champs for 2012 has just finished, and it was great to see the quality of horses and riders improving each year.
Unfortunately I didn't go as well as I'd been hoping for, make some stupid errors in my prelims on Saturday, and by Sunday Spighi had buddied up with my coach's gelding and spent the full warm up squealing and jacking up - I should have just bought a mare along :shock:
The work in my tests felt quite good, and I ended up 7th in the prelim with all professional riders in the 1-6th placings.
First novice felt horrendous and I was tempted to not bother riding the second test and embarrass myself, but I'm glad I did as I felt like I got the best work out of him that I've had in novice so far. Got my lengthens, stayed balanced through the 10m circles and first time I've ridden a dead straight centre line of him, with all halts square *wipes brow - that one has been a worry!*
Unfortunately the scores didn't reflect the much better quality test and I actually ended up on the same score for both novices. But not too fussed, I'm very happy with the work I had and feel that he's ready to bump up to elementary for the end of the year.

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Ashleysmardigrasgirl 10-15-2012 08:58 PM

I'm loving your mounts head set in the first photo especially. Nicely done in your placing it must've been very stiff competition you both look lovely!

csimkunas6 10-15-2012 09:17 PM

Great job! Congrats!! You guys look great! Im sure the next one will go better :D

Boo Walker 10-16-2012 12:08 PM

Congrats! I'm glad you decided to go ahead with your class even though you weren't "feeling it" - always an experience to learn from!!

Country Woman 10-16-2012 12:55 PM

Very nice pictures of your horse and you

JustDressageIt 10-16-2012 08:49 PM

Great pics, Kayty!

katdressagegirl 10-16-2012 08:54 PM

Nice Pictures...nice job:)

MHFoundation Quarters 10-16-2012 08:59 PM

Looking great! I think Sphigi is turning into the little horse that could :)

Kayty 10-16-2012 09:15 PM

Thanks folks :)

Yep Mandy, so much for my project horse, he's turning out really well! I'm entering him in his first elementary test in early November

Elementary 3B - no idea what level that is in the US so here's the test!

http://www.equestrian.org.au/site/eq...20Tests/3B.pdf

Will be nice to get back out of prelim/novice again, I've been stuck in that rutt for a few years now thanks to so many horse dramas I never seem to have one long enough to get it past novice!

wetrain17 10-17-2012 11:41 AM

Lovely!


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