Category Archives: Shows

How Was Your Show?

Overheard at the show this weekend:  rider 1 “how was your ride” rider 2 “well I thought it was better but the judge didn’t think so”.  I think all of us have either lived this or know someone who has.  … Continue reading

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Chasing Rainbows

On my way home today from the 2017 Dressage Nationals I beheld a rainbow. At first, I didn’t know it was a rainbow. My first impression was a shaft of rather red light in front of me. It was very … Continue reading

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In the Ribbons

In the Ribbons It is now December.  Dressage Nationals was held last month.  What took me so long to post about the experience?  In a nutshell; I came in 11th.  Not once but twice.  What does coming in 11th at … Continue reading

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Mellow Yellow

The 2016 Region 9 Dressage Championships are complete.  Winterfair and I ended up 3rd in 3 out of 4 classes.  There have been times in my life that I liked the color yellow.  This past week yellow was once again my … Continue reading

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A Tale of 2 Freestyles

It is hard to believe but with the start of school comes the rundown to regional championships.  I have 2 shows that I generally attend before championships in just over a month.  Now I usually use these shows as a … Continue reading

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Stretch to Fourth

Today was the first day of a two-day show. I rode Fourth Level Test 3 for the first time today on my own home trained horse Winterfair. I went out tonight to celebrate the 61% I received. I would say … Continue reading

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Dressage Nationals 2014

I recently returned home from my 2nd trip to the United States Dressage National Championships. I feel blessed to have qualified to attend for the second year in a row. I had a fabulous time and spent it with a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Show Weekend

Labor Day 2014 This was a hard weekend.  I’ve written this for all of us that have gone to a show and not had the perfect ending. In Houston, Texas summer temperatures hover around 100 degrees. Perfect weather for a … Continue reading

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Hearthstone Schooling Show May 2014

Claire on Griffin, Jillian, Allison on Socs Great weekend here at Right Start Dressage.  Six horse and rider pairs competed at the Hearthstone Riding Stables schooling show on Saturday.  The weather was perfect!  Michelle Johnson started out the day riding … Continue reading

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