The Wetherbrooke Farm Show Team had a fantastic start to the 2010 show season. On Saturday, we braved the 100 mile per hour winds at Twin Towers Park in order to get our 4 horses and riders around all of their hunter courses. The girls and their horses did a great job! Adria and her horse “Lucky” ended up with 1st, 4th, and 2nd place ribbons in her Cantering Crossrails division giving her a Reserve Champion placing. In Baby Hunter she earned 2 1st place ribbons in her over fences classes and won Champion without even riding in the flat class! Way to go, Adria! Michelle and “Oreo” had the best courses of their career so far and won 2 1st places in their Novice Over Fences classes which earned them a Champion ribbon. That pair also placed 4th and 5th in the Low Hunter division. Jessica and her horse “Aragon” finished the day with 2 blue ribbons in Future Hunter and a Reserve Champion in that division. Lastly, Elizabeth and McCrae received a 5th place in Cantering Cross-rails, a 2nd in Future Hunter, a 2nd and a 4th in Baby Hunter, and a 3rd and 5th place in Novice Hunter. We are very excited about the progress our riders and horses made over the winter months. Congratulations, girls!
On Sunday, Mother’s Day 2010, I received an awesome Mother’s Day present from my Kate. She competed in her very first dressage show EVER . It was also her first show on her new mount “Celine”. Not only did she ride 2 great tests, but she was calm, cool, and collected. I even saw a few smiles cross her face. She and Celine won 1st place in Intro Test 1 Jr., and the pair placed 3rd in Intro Test 2 Jr. What a great start to her season! Michelle and Oreo rode the 2 best dressage tests they have ever ridden, and ended up with a blue and a red ribbon. She scored a 68% in the Beginner Novice Test that she will be riding at the event next weekend. All that hard work is paying off, Michelle! After “twirling” their way around the farm in true “Dancing Horse Farm” style, McCrae and Elizabeth danced their way to two 3rd places in Beginner Novice Test A and Intro Test 2 Senior. Congratulations, Team Wetherbrooke! You guys were fantastic!