This weekend we participated in the Bluebonnet Classic here in Austin. We took four horses and had a great time. There were some problems, but nothing we can’t get over. Jajan was eliminated on one test because we had an “unapproved” bit. What made it so frustrating, is that we had asked prior to entering the class about the bit and were told it was ok. ARGH! Oh well, we won’t even take that bit to the show again. I rode Xena (Banbury Damascada) for my first ever dressage test. We scored a 49 in Training Level test 1 on both days. I was a little disappointed because I thought my second ride was better than the first (but apparently the judge didn’t think so). Savanna rode Xena in Dressage Equitation (taking 1st place both days!) and Training level test 3. This was also Jajan’s first rides in Level 1. Since our arena is still rocky, he hadn’t even ridden through the tests ever so I was really happy with his scores (his score on the eliminated test was a 64). Jorik and Sonata showed in hand. Sonata took 1st in her filly class and placed 3rd in the championship on both days. Jorik won 1st in his colt class and Grand champion and reserve in the colt/gelding championship. He sure looks good in blue! Here are the rest of our scores:
Training Level test 1 – 58.103 64.310
Training Level test 2 – 56.757 eliminated
Training Level test 3 – 59.355 63.226
Banbury Damascada (Xena):
Training Level test 1: 49 49
Training Level test 3: 55.6 54.8
Our Champion Jorik Kula!