Monday, August 15, 2011

North Run/Ralph/Pony Club Ratings

After USPC Championships were done with I came home and went back to work with the horses at the farm. Lots of lessons and training rides as we all knew too well what the end of July was August and then school starts again and my kids have to hit the books.

I helped Kathy O'Dea and Sky at the North Run Dressage Schooling Show on July 30th. It was their first show in a long time and went very well! They earned a 64% at Training level! Great accomplishment for them both! Sky was very well behaved and Kathy handled her nerves very well! Looking forward to our next outing together!

The first weekend in August was another Ralph Hill clinic! It was held at Jane Braddock's Foucsed Riding Farm in Hager City, WI. The weather was lovely and everyone had great rides! Lucy decided she couldn't stand being away from Hannah on the first day of the clinic and broke away from the trailer and galloped down the road taking a tumble after trying to turn on the pavement. She was alright, just a few scrapes but was able to work in the clinic. Hannah was a super star as usual and Lucy tried her heart out, having a few difficult moments at the water but I am hoping to see an improvement the more and more she gets out. Looking forward to our next clinic to be held in September at the Schweiss Family's farm!

I had a bunch of students pass their ratings this year as well! Maria Filsinger just got back from two long weekends earning both her B and her HA - Congrats! Elise Brann earned her D1 and Mia and Gabi Geraci their D3s! Kelsie Longe earned her C3 as well as Marianne Kelley. Becky Longe got her C1 too!

Congrats to all the pony clubbers!!! That is hard work and you stuck through it!

Fun trail ride at Trophy Hill! Closest to furthest: Alex Lundahl riding Blue, Emily Shirley riding Ty, Olivia Shirley riding Pete, Savannah Ruhs riding Grady, Maria Filsinger riding Hannah, Me riding Lucy, and Janelle Johnson riding Corray. Photo thanks to Karen Ruhs.

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