We had a great time at the EEMI Summer Classic at Morven Park! My Mom came to visit and check out the East Coast show scene, and she was a huge help as well.
This was the first show ever for Barbara Pallacorolla’s lovely GOV gelding, Decatur. He took it all in stride and while he had some bobbles due to inexperience, he still managed to score a 70% in First Level Test 3 to qualify for the BLM Championships. What a guy! I must thank my Mom for helping him overcome his fear of the judge’s stand. She sat in it while I schooled on Friday and fed him sugar! After half a box of sugar cubes, Decatur was thinking that the judge’s stand was pretty awesome.
Bobbin Kreider’s Allelujah was super as always, and scored a 71% in Training Level Test 4. She was first or second in nearly all her classes.
Marsha Mason-Thies rode her wonderful Holsteiner gelding, Rulet, at Second Level. They are improving steadily, and she rode Rudy to a 60% in Second Level Test 3. Yeah Marsha!
Last but certainly not least, HUGE congratulations to Michele Wellman, who rode Shari Glickman’s Baronessa at Third Level to attempt to finish her USDF Bronze Medal. Not only did she get her scores, she rocked! Michele and Nessie received scores of 62, 67 and 68% to place second twice and third once. Michele did an amazing job, as she had only ridden Nessie about 15 times (if that!) prior to the show. Congratulations again.