Monday, August 2, 2010

Midsummer Update

Alpine Farm hosted a hunter/jumper show in which we attended on June 25th. I brought Juliette, the 13.3 hand sale pony and showed her in the Level 2s & 3s. She jumped around very well. Student, Kelsie Holbrook and her horse Tess competed in the 0s, 1s and 2s and gained a lot more experience in the jumper ring.

The following weekend we headed off to Parkside Dressage show, also at Alpine Farm. Both myself on Hannah and Maria on Pete went to compete. Maria had a very successful weekend, winning all 5 of her classes at 1st and 2nd level with scores in the mid to high sixties. Hannah performed our first 4th level test, we had an amazing warmup with wonderful lateral movement and lovely changes but when we entered the ring she became a little tense. None the less I was very happy with her performance in the test as well as her 3 other 3rd level tests.

Attending our local jumper and dressage shows is a great way to get more ring time to help prepare for upcoming events.

Maria headed off to Chicago for Young Rider Camp with Pete and learned a lot of valuable information from her riding lessons to unmounted lessons.

The Liz Lund Eventing team has been working hard as we are preparing to head of to Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trials July 30th-August 1st. Stay tuned for a horse show update!

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