Had such a blast showing Rubinstar this weekend at beautiful Otter Creek Farm! This was his first time in the show ring in several years and his first time out at Grand Prix. We had a nice test with some mistakes on Saturday for a 59%, much better today to end on a 64%! He's an amazing horse, and so much fun to show. Thanks to Deanna Landwehr for all your work with him a while back, and to Anoka Equine Veterinary Services for taking such good care of him when he got sick in 2014. I wasn't sure if he'd ever make a full recovery but he feels better than ever at the age of 18! What a horse!
Congratulations to my students Erin Paul, Kate Hinz, Alex LaFleur and Amy Miller on successful shows also! Everyone had at least one blue ribbon on their stall and scores to be proud of! Thanks always to super groom Sarah Chiodi and my parents for helping out, feeding us, cheering us on and taking photos and video! Otter Creek Farm put on an excellent show as usual!
A big old CONGRATULATIONS to Amy Miller and Sebastian on their USDF Bronze Medal! Suffice it to say that Amy took a risk on this horse, worked like crazy and it has paid off. Sebastian and Amy were one of my first real training projects, so it's a very special experience for me to see this partnership through to successful Third Level after starting at Intro Level five years ago! It's been an amazing journey!