May 10, 2014

First Show Ever!

Well, I went to my first horse show ever today!  It was a spring dressage schooling show.

I took Intro B twice, and was against 9 other riders (one junior, the rest adults).  I rode Lena, a lesson horse, for both of them.  Lena is the QH mare that I have been riding every other week from the past month and a half; she is super sweet, forgiving, and reaaaally laid back.  Considering how this was my first time doing a legit dressage test and my first time at a show, I'd say it went well.  I even got an eight on a movement!

First time around:
+Diagonals correct
+Circles round
+Straight
-Lacking energy
67% total and I got 6.5-8 on each movement
4th place overall.  Not bad for competing against experienced adults!

Second time around:
+Diagonals correct
+Circles round
+Straight
-Lacking energy
-Went down the center line crooked in the end
66% total and I got 6-7.5 on each movement
5th place overall. Not bad for competing against experienced adults!

Here are some screenshots from a video.

Salute


Looking sharp while entering at A
Working walk
Free Walking


6 comments:

  1. This is great! Good for you. I am really hoping to do my first schooling show this year.

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  2. that's great! it sounds like (am i right?) that you placed in both classes so that's great. looking forward to other shows you may end up participating in :)

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