Between rides with my two assistant trainers
This was a busy weekend for the horses and riders from Fairwind Stables. Jessy and Willow headed off to IEA for their move-up to Training. I couldn't be there but the report when she got back sounded fantastic! They had a solid dressage test and a clear stadium on a course that was changing up the scores dramatically. They finished on Sunday by just adding a few seconds on an otherwise clean cross country. Way to go!
Julie and Legend competed in their first dressage show at the Riding Centre. Julie hasn't competed in several years and Legend had only shown a little bit in hand with his previous owner but you never would have guessed it by watching this pair in their first test. Legend had a few greenie moments but mostly presented a relaxed, consistent test. Their second test had some cantering and Julie did a great job riding Legend's HUGE canter in that little 20x40 ring! She's done a terrific job bringing this young boy along over the winter and I was glad to see their hard work pay off at the show.
Chelsea also made her debut in the show ring with Specter. Despite some leftover baggage and nerves from her previous horse, Chelsea did a great job in both Training Level tests with Specter. Her first test scored a very respectable 61 and the judge was very complimentary. They were able to go perform a more relaxed test and greatly improved other than that stinking wrong lead! A great start for this partnership and a happy horse and rider at the end of the day.