Here we are relaxed and happy warming up in the Sydney International Equestrian Centre warm up arena at the NSW State Dressage Comp. Getting the warm up routine right is so important to setting ourselves up for the best possible results in the test. This is true at all levels of dressage but even more so with a young and inexperienced horse. It is by far better to get all those nerves out of the way in the warm up arena rather than in front of the judges 🙂
I always give ourselves plenty of time before the test so the warm-up routine is not rushed and we can relax and get focussed on the job ahead.
Warm up well!
Great weekend, great weather, excellent state championships. Congratulations to all the combinations. So good to see so many horses and riders on the verge of very impressive performances.
Was so pleased with Albert’s performance in the Inter 1. This was only his second experience of the indoor arena and he did very well and I was extremely happy with him. We had some anxious moments though :-), and we lost it completely in the canter zig-zags (I think we scored a “3” for that) which badly effected our overall score! At the end of the day our score of 63.25% reflected our performance. This is all excellent experience for Albert. He has come a long way in a short time.
Day 1 NSW State Dressage Championships
Photos of the weekend from Equestrian Life
Full Scores from Snafflebytes
Well that was a fun day! Really pleased with Albert in the Prix St. Georges on a score of 68.68% and third place. Looking forward to the Inter 1 tomorrow.
Great to catch up with so many people today and to watch so many interesting tests. Lovely to see some pupils very happy with their results too. Well done guys!
You can read Roger Fitzhardinge’s report from Equestrian Life on the day if you
- Albert keeps his Dressage Comp Cool! (rachaeldownsdressage.wordpress.com)