Attending the LA Winter Dressage Show on Saturday at the LA Equestrian Center to watch the Grand Prix class has definitely got me excited to start show season. I’m starting to feel the pressure to be ready for our first show which is just around the corner.
I spent time this weekend reviewing the tests I will be riding at Thermal and starting to visualize how to ride each horse in their respective test. In our lessons with Shannon, we have already been riding though parts of the tests with each of the horses. This week and next before we leave to the show we will start to string together movements in the tests as well as run through the tests in their entirety. With all three horses, it is important they are familiar with the tests as they gain confidence in not being surprised by the next movement.
Several of the riders at Arroyo are already well into their show season. It has been good to watch the preparations of each rider and horse for their upcoming shows. The barn is full of great competition riders who are always striving for those 8s, 9s and 10s.
Looking forward to the week ahead!!