After last week’s decision to forgo our trip to Buckeye and the need to tend to Callie’s foot, we found a local, one-day, dressage schooling show that allowed a late entry for Anna. Then with storms all week and terrible footing in between, I nearly cancelled our already late entry. Despite rain pouring down amid chilly temps on Saturday morning, we still managed to talk ourselves into haul, mostly thanks to a few extra shots of espresso.

Unlike the last show in the rain, rather than not canter, Anna preferred not to stop. Our first test largely resembled a runaway freight train, but we still managed a 59+% and a third place. We made progress in each test and our rides continued to improve throughout the morning, with the last test coming in at 62+% and a first place. We finished out the day with a first place in dressage equitation, and also earned the Training Level Open High Point Champion ribbon!

For a weekend that almost didn’t happen (twice), doing that well was such an incredible surprise! It wasn’t Buckeye, but it sure wasn’t bad…

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Three dressage tests done, one more class to go!

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