There is so much great to say about the last, of the four, Adequan West Coast Dressage Festival, held in Del Mar the week of February 14-17th!
The shows has been incredibly well organized, totally top of the line, and a staff that made the show so much fun to attend!
This time it was Anna Blomdahl on her home breed horse Lourdes, in the small tour, and me on Marron in the Grand Prix and Grand Prix Special.
Anna had two good rides, but the one in Int1 was very special! She rode so good and just danced the test away! Ended up 5th in a huge class with many good horses and riders, with two judges having her in first. Scores close close close! Super fun and exiting!!!
Marron did great in the Grand Prix and ended up 4th, very close to third, in a huge class of 15 great horses and riders. The second day we placed as well, this time in the GPS. He got very spooked by the “fiddle music” that blasted down in the center of the ring just around X. The Del Mar arena is definitely not his favorit arena to show in, and the music at X didn’t make it better! but..It is what it is, and what to do!?? Just bad luck! He had some really great moments though; so on to the next one!
So to Scott Hayes and his Team! Thank you!!! We are all looking forward to next year! Please keep this going! And for you that could not come this year, make sure you plan on coming 2019!
I will now take my young horses to LAEC; for the Mid Winter national show the first weekend of March. I’m so looking forward to bringing them out!
Before that show I will Fly to Kansas and Topeka to be the presenter at the big Horse Expo!
Different and fun! I will keep you posted!