For Havarah’s first show of the year I thought our group did a remarkable job. Dressage and show jumping seemed to be our strengths this time out; which shows just how much work everyone has put in because it used to be that the central valley could jump clean but never be placed after the first phase.
After dressage we had two leaders; Rosella hunter leading the Sr. Training group and Cheryl Gentzler leading the Sr. Beg Novice class. In a close second was Laurel George followed by John Marshall in third. Alyssa Hatai was also in third in her Jr. Beg Novice class. In fact it was even noted by one of the dressage judges that our entire group appeared very “prepared” for the day.
Our group of riders looked very safe and well mounted for cross country, however we still have some cobwebs to clean up 🙂 Clean rounds by John Marshall and Alyssa Hatai ….
Sunday was the day that really made me smile; In Sr. Beg Novice we had 3 riders go and 1 in Jr. Beg Novice; everyone produced not only double clear rounds but also rounds that were smooth, accurate and overall very polished. John brought home the blue ribbon and Alyssa grabbed second place from the Jr’s.
A few chose to retire from the weekend and I’d like to note that this takes tremendous horsemanship to know when it just isn’t your weekend, don’t worry I know all of you will have your blue show as well!