It was Aestethe's first CDI and I could not be happier with how he went. He tried so hard for me. We had a good PSG on Wednesday with a few mistakes and finished on 67.8% . We did qualify for the Intermediare 1 on Friday and he was fabulous in the International ring. Again we had a few little mistakes but we increased our score to 68.2% . This is a great horse and I am so excited about the future with him.
My girl Rosa Cha W was very good. We made some unusual little mistakes that hurt our scores, but we got better with every test. In the PSG she scored 67.2% and in Intermediare 1 we scored 68.8%; in the freestyle Sunday we scored 69.8% to finish eighth. I love our new music that Jerusha picked and Anne Miller put together beautifully! Thank you to both of them.
|Rosa in the Awards|
Debbie McDonald was there for all my warm ups and that was so amazing. I love working with her! We were awarded the Best Foot Forward award this weekend. I was so appreciative of the award, considering, let's say, it hasn't been the easiest year for me.
|A surprise visit from George Morris|
I could not believe my eyes when I came out of the ring on Rosa and saw George Morris there cheering me on. I am the luckiest girl and have HUGE respect for George! He looked up my ride time and came over to the dressage just to watch me go. WOW!! The last time I saw him was when he came to the trauma center in Florida to visit me. This was for sure a happier occasion!
I also ride my new mare Saphira in the national show at PSG and I-1. Saphira is owned by John McGuire and Marilyn Johnson. Let me tell you, this mare is AMAZING! I feel so lucky that John and Marilyn choose me to ride this great mare. This was our first show together and we won the PSG on Saturday and the Intermediare 1 on Sunday with 73% . We are planning on doing our first CDI together in two weeks time! Again I could not do any of this without my great girls Jerusha and Jessie!
I will be uploading videos soon, so stay tuned.
|Rosa and Me|