Monday, May 3, 2010

Jeff Wins His Second Grand Prix with 67.2%!

I showed at Morven Park this past weekend with Jeff the Chef W , Rosa Cha W, Fair Fiona W, Sea Lord and Comet V and we had a great weekend!

I am so glad that Jessica Ransehousen and I decided to start showing Jeff in Intermediaire 2 and Grand Prix this season. We decided that I should just show him at national shows this year so that he has time to get used to the new tests before we go to the CDI's. I feel like Jeff is easier to ride and tries harder for me in these more difficult classes because things are coming up so fast that he has no time to get long on me.

He was good in the Intermediare 2 on Saturday, and then on Sunday I showed him in the Grand Prix and he was a star! Of cause we are still green in some of the movements but he was trying so hard for me.He got mostly 7's for all of the piaffe and passage, 8's for two time and one time changes, and 7's for his canter pirouettes. We won on 67.2%! Very exiting!!!

Morven Park was Rosa Cha W's second recognized show (she is pictured above and at right). She is such a nice mare: she is beautiful to look at and moves amazingly well. I loved riding her at the show because she is very brave and does not spook at anything. She is a pretty hot horse but has a very good head and loves her job. Since she is only four years old she is very green in the arena, but she held it together for both tests.bWe finished third both days in training level with 65% and 68%. I am looking forward to her our career together.

I also took our mare Fair Fiona W, who had 2 babies in Australia before we brought her over here. She was a good girl. We finished second in first level on Saturday on 67% and won the second level on Sunday with 68%.

Sea Lord was good as always! We had a good Prix St. George, but For the first time the judge did not like him that much. But that's OK since that happens hardly ever. We finished 6th. On Sunday we finished second in the Intermediaire 1 with 65%.

Comet was a good boy for me and we were fourth with 64.3% in fourth level test 2. The winner was on 64.6% and then there was a tie for second on 64.5%, so the scores were very close!

On Sunday we did fourth level test 3. That is a new test for Comet and it's a hard test, but he did very well. I am was especially proud of him for getting the 4th and 3 time changes! We finished second!


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