She pulled it off!
After a tense warmup, she was OK in the showring.
The most amazing thing was that we didn’t really fight at all in the canter at the test. After all misunderstandings at home, all she needed was some extra “up and go” on Sunday, and it all smoothed out.
A few of the canter transitions even had a very nice score. Grey mare, always full of surprises.
Goes without saying – we didn’t look like this most of the test, you know that… But, there’s potential!
A 67.1 in Training Level Test 2, and a 65 in Training Test 3. 4th and 5th place. Again she felt much better in the 2nd test but got a worse score. Seems to happen to many riders.
I’m so glad I have my friend Nancy, without her it would be very hard for Valiosa and I to get out to the shows. Nancy, you’re a star!
And very grateful for my awesome husband, coming out for the first time to see Valiosa show and taking all these pictures! Thank you!
Me, my boys, and our horse, love my family!