Last weekend the program continued at Starr Vaughn. (And also a little mule action.)
This was the continued Part Two Evaluation, hosted by Valley Oaks Dressage Chapter, with ever energetic Michele Dodge running it.
As mentioned before, scribing at shows is a wonderful way to gain more insight to what judges are looking for. Try it!
The program had now reached up to Part Two – Evaluation, and in Session D1 the judging students were coached by Axel Steiner on how to judge Training through 2nd Level.
Love to listen to him!
It was also great to listen in to the various scores, and their respective justifications from all the judging candidates mid-session, along with Axel’s perspective on the same movement.
Session D2 is in November and I hope to help out again. Then of course, it would be a treat to see them all go through the Final Exam in April 2016.
While we didn’t judge her test, I enjoyed finally getting to see Laura Hermanson riding a mule at First Level.
Ever since reading the article about her mule Heart B Dyna being the first one ever making it to the US Dressage Finals in Lexington, Kentucky, I’ve hoped to see them at a show – since they are from California.
This is her and BB Magee, at First Level Test 3 on Saturday. Yes, this is cool!