Friday, September 30, 2011

What A Day at DAD!

Pam Murphy new puppy Haylee, Silva on Aesthete, Faye Wolf (Aesthete's owner),
Melinda Walten (Duvent's owner), Donna Day (Ashlea's proud Mom) and Ashlea
Silva, Michael Barisone and Ashlea
It was such an exciting experience to spend the day at Dressage at Devon with Silva, Ashlea and their entire team of fans & owners!  To have the opportunity to watch Silva ride at this level on two such talented young horses was quite a treat.  Add to that the great karma of having her owners present with Michael Barisone coaching both she and Ashlea ringside, rounded out a beautiful fall day.

Aesthete (Stately) sets a high bar with his incredible presence and astonishing gates.  He and Silva made such an perfect pair, with his athletic ability being matched by his phenomenal brain.  He handily won his 6 year old class (final) this morning with a 10 point margin and a score of 87%, and the judge's remarks reflected their level of being impressed.  I think the biggest compliment coming from the European judges included, "Please come to Europe"!  Now how often do we here that stateside?!!

The day continued in the same winning fashion with Silva's Australian student Ashlea Day winning her FEI Young Rider team test aboard CP Perolus with a score of 66.6%, and Duvent winning his 4th level test on a score of 70.5%!  Now the pressure is on to try to maintain this level of performance.

Please enjoy the slideshow and come out to cheer on our team over the weekend!!  The trip to the Devon horse show grounds is well worth the effort.

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