This past weekend my coach Belinda Trussell and her assistant trainer Lynsey Rowan showed at the Caledon Dressage show in Palgrave. The weather was pleasant temperature wise but a very strong wind was blowing. You can see that from these flags.
The first horse from Team Oakcrest (Belinda’s farm is Oakcrest Farm) that I watched was Belinda, riding Linda Jodoin’s horse Feng De Lys. Here are some photos.
Next I watched Lynsey Rowan ride the FEI Intermediare 1 test on Barb Sinclair’s horse Carlucci. As I watched them trot into the arena I could see that Carlucci had lots of energy! Lynsey did a masterful job of channeling that energy and they had a superb test. Here are some photos.
We all know the saying of “it takes a village”. Team Oakcrest had a winning weekend at the show. And the village behind that success included these people.
- Andrew Woodley for organizing and presenting a friendly show as he always does. All of the Oakcrest Team told me that everything was well prepared and well organized and that makes it easy to enjoy the show.
- Lexi Bradbury, whom Biasini calls Super Groom Lexi. Lexi grooms and prepares Belinda’s horses for the show ring and does it in a way that allows the horses to be calm, relaxed, and saving their energy for when it matters.
- Megan Lane who was the eyes on the ground for Belinda and Lysney in the warm up giving the valuable feedback and tips.
- The owners: Barb Sinclair Carlucci’s owner, Linda Jodoin, owner of Feng de Lys and Suzy Zucker, who owns Insterlana NRW. I was not able to take photos of Lana but she scored an eye popping 78.235% to win the Intermediare1, ridden by Belinda. I think if Lynsey had to come in second place to anyone, coming in just behind Belinda with a 74.559% is not too shabby!
STOP PRESS!!The competition continued today and Feng was the Champion of his level and Lana was not only FEI Small Tour Champion but High Point Champion as well! BRAVO to horses and riders.
I give my heartiest CONGRATULATIONS to all of Team Oakcrest . Stellar performances all round!