Head out to another show, and try it again, of course!
Valiosa did the impossible. From taking the Show’s Low Point (yes, not kidding, a 48% something with a bolt) at the last show to winning both classes in this next one. And yes, taking the high point of the show.
OK small show. Details.
Showing in September is a Sweatfest, but Camelot is simply an awesome show venue! With shade. And prices to bring home which was so nice.
Score for Training Level Test 2: 69.62
One of the trot diagonals got a 9′ which felt so rewarding. Stretchy circle got a 5′, because that’s still how we roll at shows in the first test.
Score for Training Level Test 3: 69.78
With a 9′ on the last halt! Couple of 8’s on the left canter transition and volte – a small wonder as it has been a huge sticking point for Valiosa and I. (Still is.)
Take home message from this show: focus on improving her canter. A lot. Before ever thinking about 1st level. The judge didn’t write this in the Further Remarks box, but individual score comments returned to getting more jump and ground cover in the canter, so, there you go.
We took three horses this time, things got busy. My awesome horse-who-is-fantastic-and-does-not-spook-and-did-great-at-the-show got pulled for a drug test, and I was a test reader for my friend. So, again no pictures.
Just this one of all of us, which sums up the day 🙂