Sweet Water Equestrian had a great time at Regionals! Rhumba and Leah were Reserve Champion in the Open Grand Prix Freestyle, and 7th in the Grand Prix Championship. Brio Tanzen, owned by Dale Lewis and Holly Sampson of Himmel Tanzen Farm was 3rd in his Second Level warm up class with a 69% and 9th in his Second Level Championship with a 64%. I'm so proud of Alexandra LaFleur and her young horse Hubert who earned a 65% in their Jr/Yr Training Level Championship. He had some young horse stunts over the weekend but they've gone from green-broke to Regionals in the last year and I'm so happy for them! Thank you so much to Sarah Chiodi (super-groom) who took photos and video, made the horses beautiful and kept them happy and comfy all week and provided quite a few laughs to boot. Always a good time!
Thanks to everyone who makes these shows happen. It's no easy feat. Thanks to all the competitors who kept it classy, fun and competitive in literally every type of weather! We are a hard core bunch!
A special thanks to my amazing family who all showed up the day after my grandma's belated memorial service to watch my freestyle that I created in honor of my grandparents. I think they would have like the Glenn Miller Orchestra inspiration! It all seemed perfect.
I had a blast showing my two red-headed boys. They are such good horses - so much fun to ride and so sweet to be around. They are generous beyond measure and I love them dearly!
More photos here: https://goo.gl/photos/nqfZzrkomeap3AFM6