Grafton Dressage Club – 7 April 2018

Hey Everyone, What can I say… Yesterday was awesome and just the kind of day I needed. πŸ™‚

I had two tests to ride and I had a good draw. There was a last minute scratching so I ended up with both tests close together. Before I start I will say this though.

To all the people out there that drive at 60km in a 80km zone and then speed up to 120km when you get double lanes, I ask you to please stop this nonsense. It’s annoying and it’s purposeful and you just get me doing blogs where I talk about it.Β 

Ok, i’ve had a rant and I feel so much better now πŸ™‚200w

I had a warm up and Moo felt awesome. Responsive. Listening. Willing. Unicorn stuff really!

Got to the event at 09:07 and didn’t ride until 10:36 so I had plenty of time to make sure I got on all my awesome Peter Williams Riding Apparel gear and get a video up before we started.

The pre competition vlog is becoming a thing, see below:

The first test rode so well, I made a little error and put too much leg on into the Canter and not enough release of contact and my little man put in a buck! Apart from that the test rode wonderfully and I was so happy and knew I had done well.

I then rode the Preliminary 1:1, not my favorite test but he felt good underneath me and I was determined to put the error behind me in the Prelim 1:2 and get on with it and go out to do awesomely. I’m not one to just be at a comp. I go hard or go home. And here it is:

I’m super glad that Perseus will settle for Pegasus and doesn’t want Moo ! lol

200w1.gifI feel so happy that things are coming together and I am smashing goals left, right and centre.

Life is for the living and it is here for the taking and I have achieved two goals in 2018 and ridden to PB’s already. I smile. πŸ™‚ I have so much love for this horse.

So, scores… We got a 65.9% in Preliminary 1:2 and 3rd overall and 68.4% n Preliminary 1:1 and took out 2nd. It was a tough field and to be in the placings with those scores shows how wonderful the combinations were on the day.

I gave Mooey Ganooey a well deserved bath, took out his plaits and loaded him to drive home. He was so happy and I would sneak a peak of him in the rear view mirror and see him dozing and I felt so happy.

Please see my end of day Vlog.

Wherever you are in the world I hope you are having a wonderful day. Smile; the world is beautiful and we are all so blessed to be here, doing what we love! Long may it continue

Happy Riding & Keep Smiling

Mel x

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