Let the shows begin!

Today was the opening press conference for the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. WHO WAS THERE? Alex Granato. member of the Pan Am Games US show jumping team. Bronze medalist. Chris Payne Top hunter rider and trainer Sarah Lockman Individual gold medalist 2019 Pan Am Games and team silver medalist. Beezie…

Let’s Dance!

Biasini has his dancing shoes on! I’ve got my tailcoat! We are ready to enter at A and dance down that centerline. So we will be absent from the blogosphere and social media for a few days while we focus on that at the show. Have a great weekend and see you all next week!

Solving problems before they become issues!

I think that anyone who watches this video will enjoy it whether or not they ride, or have a horse, or even know any horses. This video is of German Olympian Isabel Werth riding Emilio, in the Grand Prix Freestyle, at the German Dressage Championships. Isabel is the most decorated equestrian in the world and…

It takes a Village!

We have all heard that it takes a village to get an athlete, any athlete, in any sport, into the competition arena. Well it applies even to me, an older amateur dressage rider! Here are some fun photos of my “village”.Thank you Lisa Landis for snapping these. In this first photo the caption could be…

Sometimes it’s not about the ribbons or the score.

Don’t get me wrong…it’s wonderful to get a great score or a first place ribbon. But sometimes it is about something else. Biasini and I were off to White Fences for a show this past weekend. Biasini into the trailer and away we go. We did a nice schooling session, Biasini knows this show ground…

The Competition Diary: Show Number One.

Thursday January 31 And we’re off! Departing Silver Drache Farm in Palm City Florida and on the road down to White Fences Equestrian Center. My Florida coach Lou Denizard had three students competing in the first National rated White Fences show of 2019. We arrived and set up the stalls in the tent stabling; bedding,…

2018- This is the year that was!

2018 has been a good year in my life. There have been some inevitable ups and downs but c’est la vie! In the end the downs all came up ok and the ups were very good ups. Here are some of the blog posts that highlight my year. In Florida, during the winter season there,…