What a fabulous celebration of your dressage successes and testimony to just how committed our riders are to tackling the next challenge (our Championship Tests are specially designed to push you!) . Adverse weather conditions (and the rest!) didn't stop you as welcome regulars and plenty of brand new combinations to our Summer Championships.
Very excited about our sponsor: Ange Bean of Straight Forward Dressage. Her credentials include USEF ‘r’ dressage judge, ARIA Level 3 certified in Dressage and Stable Management, USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medal, and USDF Bronze and Silver Freestyle bars. She also is the founding trainer for Straight Forward Trainer Talks, a web-based, clear, supportive discussion on the highs and lows of dressage horse training. Definitely check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/Straight-Forward-Dressage-116464098390294
The beauty of modern technology means we can not only compete from our own home, but also benefit from the expertise of coaches (and judges!) worldwide. Some of our Summer Champions will be availing of Ange's coaching talent very soon and we're excited to hear the results. Armed with your detailed feedback from our judges, our winning combinations can have a focused session on their targets with Ange, regardless of where they are in the world. As we always say: it's all about your progress. Fresh challenges and the tool kit to tackle them.
Without further ado, here is our running order (subject to change due to late entries). Best of luck to all competitors: the standard is extremely high. The judges are already hard at work today and it will be invaluable to gain two insights as both your scores are combined for your total. Results released on Saturday along with your score sheets, and of course, winners announced of our special awards. Stay tuned and happy riding!