I took Amy Stika’s GOV stallion Routinier to the VADA/NoVA Autumn Show September 10-11. I was feeling a wee bit unprepared coming into this show as I had surgery on August 22nd and was out of the saddle for almost two and a half weeks. But, I really wanted to get one last show in prior to the BLM Finals and GAIG Region 1 Finals, so off we went.
The footing held up well to the torrential rains of the past weeks, but “Roo” was not too thrilled with the deeper footing on Saturday. Still, we had a fairly clean test for a 63.947% and second place in the Intermediare I.
Thanks to the combination of warm sunny weather and a nice breeze, the rings had dried out quite a bit by Sunday. Roo was much happier and we had a super go in the Intermediare I, for a score of 67.105% and first place. Thanks so much to owner Amy Stika for the opportunity to ride this wonderful horse. He is a treasure!