I had two great rides with Emily Juchser Miles over the weekend. Emily has had great success with her stallion WakeUp and just last week was at Lamplight winning the Markel/USEF Developing Horse Grand Prix National Championship. Congrats Emily! I rode Brio and Rhumba and had super productive, intense rides. Emily hit the nail on the head with weak spots with both horses and I'm excited to keep working through those things. My two chestnut boys worked like champs and I'm proud of them! Lots of good homework for the rest of show season and over the winter. Thanks to Jaclyn Fleming for organizing the clinic. We hope to have her return to Spring Hill in the future. Stay tuned!
An excellent time was had by all at the NWDA Fall Schooling Show. Lots of really nice scores and beautiful rides. These shows are a wonderful opportunity for horses and riders to get more positive experiences in the ring. Highlights include Leah (showing Eros Ibn Akrotiri owned by Susan Gagne at Training Level) and Sarah Chiodi (showing Sebastian a.k.a. Wooloomooloo owned by Amy Miller at Intro Level) winning both their Championship classes. The unrelenting heat proved challenging, but we all survived and did it with smiles on our sweaty faces! Thank you NWDA for providing yet another fun show.