Chance and I had another great show March 9th – 13th! We packed up and headed to Del Mar, CA on Wed. for The Dressage Affaire CDI. We had a pretty large group from the barn going with Ashleigh showing Fab, Alex showing Ari, Tori showing Viktor, and Colby showing Capri. It was a lot of fun and we all had a great time together.
I was really happy with Chance’s behaviour at this show, it was the first time I didn’t need to lunge him for over a year! So on Thursday Chance and I had a lesson before the first day of showing. It went pretty well and we had a lot of nice moments but there were definitely a couple little things that I wanted to clean up before our test, but as my mom always tells me, you don’t want to peak too early! haha
Also, on March 26th and 27th Chance and I will be riding in a clinic taught by dressage trainer Shannon Peters! I think it will be a great learning experience for us and I can’t wait to ride with Shannon. Plus, The Dressage Foundation has given me a Renee Isler Grant to pay for the clinic! Read the press release here: http://www.usef.org/_IFrames/newsDisplay/viewPR.aspx?id=6781.
Well, that’s about all for now. I’ve been pretty busy as I just got a job grooming for an Adult Amateur dressage rider, have been elected onto the Arizona Dressage Association’s Board of Directors, and am taking extra classes in school in order to graduate early, among other things. Life is hectic, but it sure is fun! I’ll keep you updated on all of the important happenings going into the spring.