Katie King and Shine had another great show this past weekend. With solid mid-60s scores at First 2 and First 3, Katie earned her second USDF/GAIG qualifying score at First Level. She is now completely qualified for both finals shows. And last but not least, they won their First 1 class on Sunday with a 70%, including a score of “8” on harmony. Very exciting, but this team is definitely not resting on their laurels. They are hard at work to be able to try dipping their toes into the water at Second Level later this year.
I brought along my mare Samsara (“Bee”), as a non-compete. Bee can be emotional, so she is going to shows this year just to hang out and school. She was a really good girl, and we had two super lessons with JJ Tate which lead to real breakthroughs. She’ll be coming along to Dressage at Lexington for more exposure. This mare is really talented, and I think she’s worth taking the slow approach.