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William, red ribbon Inter One…

William is one step closer to his first Grand Prix test.

The goal for him this weekend was to improve the ridablity in the show ring. He’s a bit of a turtle and tries to go into his shell when he gets overwhelmed. But he was a good boy and tried really hard to stay with Lindsey for the whole test yesterday. Good boy William! Maybe next show you’ll get to passage and piaffe in the ring????…..

While Linds and I are busy inside the little white fences, Peter and Ivars hit the road on their bikes. They cycled the back roads of southern Alberta did 100 kms yesterday. They both are training for the 161 km Grand Fondo in Drumheller at the end of June.

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Peter

I think we all had a very good day yesterday…

Off to an early morning Grand Prix Freestyle class and then we’re on the road, back home late this afternoon….

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CAADA CDI Grand Prix

Many years ago, it was so amazing for me to watch my first Grand Prix class at a CDI. Grand Prix level is a feat of extraordinary athletics for both equine and human requiring years of training, discipline and luck. And then add the extra pressure of the demands of the judging in the CDI ring… man o man….an amazing feat…

And those who got to watch the Grand Prix class at the Calgary CDI yesterday, watched the gold standard of Grand Prix work expected of competitors. Competitors world wide. That’s what is expected in the CDI ring, world standards.

And once again I was amazed. To be able to watch this level of work at home…priceless.

And for all those watching this world standard; in the warm up ring, in the competition ring, there is a trickle down effect. There are riders that will raise the bar of their work having been exposed to world standards, there are coaches that will up their game to their students having seen that there is road to this standard and there are sponsors (of riders, of horses, of competitions) that are now exposed to the highlights of the best of our sport.

Watching a Grand Prix CDI class at home…world standards are attainable.

Congrats to everyone in the class…it was amazing.

Congrats to Lindsey and Lance. That was the best test ever (in both of your careers!!!) Words can not express the feelings…I’m proud of you as your coach, as your sponsor and most importantly as your friend…both of you!!!! ❤ ❤

Today Lance is not competing (he will do a Freestyle tomorrow am). But William is back in the ring this morning. He needs to find his groove in the competition ring to keep him headed to the goal of Grand Prix very soon.

Off to another amazing day!!

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CAADA CDI at Anderson’s!

The view from my kitchen window this weekend…

Anderson's

The jog was a bit exciting yesterday as a small squall picked up just as the jog started. Everyone was accepted and everyone stayed safe :).

Lance’s Grand Prix CDI class is this morning, Jayne’s ride is around noon and William’s class is later this afternoon.

It promises to be a beautiful day for a horse show!!

Coaching hat on, off to the horse show…

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Organic Horse Feed in Calgary???

Yes!! Genesis, certified organic horse feed, is in Calgary at Okotoks County Living and Garden Centre. 403.938.4094

Genesis Calgary

We dropped off another load of Genesis to Okotoks last week….I’m now known as the “Organic Lady” to their staff…and I kinda like that!!!

If you need more info on the feed, (we stock it here at Flying Colours) drop me a note and I’ll fill you in…

The Organic Lady…Ha!!!

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Schooling in the big ring…

This ring is the CDI ring Yesterday with Lindsey and Lance schooling. It’ll be packed to the rafters and loud Saturday night for the Freestyle class. Our last class, our last show in CA and it’s going to be a great time!

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We are in the heavy lifting time slot right now of packing up the house and the horses for the long trip home. We all head back this weekend after the show. All our horses should be in their stalls at home at Flying Colours early next week.

Today is early schooling rides at the show grounds for Lance and William then back to Arroyo to Fred, DiMaggio and Sardonyx. The jog is at 3 this afternoon for Lance.

Tomorrow William’s class (Inter 1) is at 2:02 and Lance’s Grand Prix class starts at 3. (We won’t know Lance’s ride time for the Grand Prix till after the jog today.)

Off to pack something!!!

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Fencing almost ready!

We (insert Greg and Ivars…I’m the designer 🙂 ) are almost finished the fencing project we needed this year.

The front paddocks are now divided. It will give us more turn out options when the horse arrive home…. and we bring them home in 2 weeks!!! ❤

Fencing

Ivars and Greg worked all weekend and finished up all the brace posts and wire as the sun set on Sunday night. Greg will be out today to string the coated wire and re connect the fencer. Thank you, thank you to an amazing husband and son. ❤ ❤

Off to my morning at the stable and then on to “Amma Day”!

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It’s Yoga Teacher Training Weekend at Refresh Wellness!!

Happiness is when you think,

what you say,

and what you do

are in harmony.

Gandhi

We are now in month 16 of our 18 month Yoga Teacher Training and this weekend is our final presentations to the group. The group is amazing with so many interesting, intensely committed people. Each presentation will reflect the passion they have found in the direction this teacher training has opened up to them personally. It’s going to be a very exciting weekend!

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Off to roll up my yoga mat and pack it into the car…it’s yoga teacher training weekend at Refresh Wellness!

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