We were lucky with the weather for our IDA show on Saturday. The sun shone and the temperatures were very tolerable. The dressage team led by Bridget Newman (who is doing a practicum this semester) and Dressage Show Chair Claire Pollard put on a fabulous show. The team worked together to prepare the horses, set the ring, and help one another with their tests. Bridget served as show secretary and show manager collecting entries, putting the program together and organizing all the details such as shipping horses from the lesson barn, picking up pizza for lunch and organizing parade riders. Claire recruited students from the hunter seat and western teams to hold horses, work the gate and run tests to the scorer. We received many compliments on the show from the visiting schools.
Competitively the highlights of our day were Bridget breaking a string of 4th places at first level to plance 2nd in First Level Test 2 with a score of 68.784%. Claire placed 3rd in Training Level Test 2 with a score of 72.143% which just goes to show the quality of the rides in her division. Elizabethe Weeks earned 3rd place in Training Level Test 1 with a score of 67.5% and Geneva Masak was 4th in the same division with 66.458%. At Introductory Level Test B Sarah Lishen was 4th with 62.813% and Nina Jurac riding for the team for the first time placed 6th with 60.983%
In the Dressage Seat Equitation classes Bridget was 3rd in first level. I training level Courtney Anderson was 2nd, McCall DiMarco 3rd and Natasha Worker 4th. At the Intro level Sarah Lishen and Sarah Hartley were 2nd in different classes and Nina Jurac was 4th.
I was very pleased with the way the show ran as I had turned it completely over to the students. Individually we had some good scores. Team wise we tied with Longwood for 3rd place the tie is broken by overall percentage where they beat us by just over 1 percentage point. Congratulations to Averett and NCSU for their 1st and 2nd placings.
|Show Manager and Show Secretary Bridget Newman riding Astaire in the First Level Dressage Seat Equitation Class|