Dalakarlian improved with his second show, this time winning the 4 Year Old Test with a 7.78 and the Material with a 78.6%. Anakin had his first outing at Fourth Level and scored a 67.125% at 4-3. Nicole and Pip continued their Young Rider success with another 66% average for the show!
Nicole had her second qualifying show for NAYRC scoring a 65.987% and a 67.697% in the Young Rider tests. Dalakarlian had his first show winning the 4-5 year old Material with a 75.5% and the USEF 4 Year Old Test with a 7.36!
Nicole and Pip ended up with a 66.777% average for their first NAYRC Qualifier! Kaye Eileen received her Second Level scores for her bronze medal, and Foley and Braxton both learned a lot with their Schumacher lessons!
Nicole and Pip. Photo by Martin Kuhn
Nicole and Pip were accepted into the emerging athlete clinic with Lendon Gray. They did a great job, and the partnership was able to gain some confidence before heading into show season. Here is Pip and Nic with Lendon and the other athletes and moms.
Nicole and Pip with Lendon Gray and emerging athlete clinic participants
Toscano and Braxton both headed to Tempel Farms to work with Mr. Riegler. Much time was spent working on their piaffe and passage. Images taken from video by Chuck Swan, Swan Studios.
Toscano schooling passage
Braxton working piaffe with Hans Riegler
Here are some photos of Toscano, owned by Kristin Cooper, taken from video by Chuck Swan of Swan Studios.
I am really excited to ride with one of my long time coaches, Conrad Schumacher, this weekend! I will be riding Toscano, owned by Kris Cooper, in this clinic. Check out Tempel Farms webpage for information about auditing and ride times. http://www.tempelfarms.com/lipizzanclinics.html
In December I had a wonderful opportunity to ride with Hans Riegler. It was one of the best clinics I have ridden in in years. I rode, Toscano, an 11 year old gelding by Jazz – Juventus, owned by Kristin Cooper. Having only been riding Toscano for a month, I learned a lot, and it helped us get on the right track of our new partnership. Toscano was brilliant, and I look forward to developing this partnership!