Day 1 NSW State Dressage Championships

NSW Dressage Champs 2013

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!

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You can read Roger Fitzhardinge’s report from Equestrian Life on the day if you

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Ride Well!

Rachael

Albert’s Inter 1 at Clarendon Dressage

100_0620 PIt was a really good weekend for Albert at Clarendon.  This is his Inter 1 test and the best result he has achieved so far at this level with 69.693%.  Awesome result and I am very proud of his achievement.

Ride Well!

Rachael

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Albert’s Prix St George Test

Here is Albert’s Prix St George test at Clarendon yesterday.  I was really pleased with his performance and there were some nice moments.

Ride Well!

Rachael

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Albert keeps his Dressage Comp Cool!

100_0637 PAlbert kept his cool so well today and soaked up the atmosphere on a beautiful Clarendon Dressage day.  I was really happy how he handled the whole thing. The results showed just how well he behaved.

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We started with the Prix St Georges.  It was a good test and he scored a very pleasing 71.57% coming a close 2nd to Brett Parbery on Good as Gold with 71.75%.

An hour later and we were on again this time in the Inter 1.  Albert gave the test his very best effort again which resulted in his best score so far at that level – 69.69%. Again 2nd to Brett.

Thanks to all my support team – and especially to groom Emily – so good to have you all there.

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Ride Well!

Rachael

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Confidence Booster for Albert

I’m taking Albert to Clarendon tomorrow for a big confidence booster.  We are riding the Prix St. George at 10.12am and then the Inter 1 at 12.15.  He still lacks experience and confidence in the competition arena and I am teaching him to settle with the atmosphere out there in the competitions.  This is so important at this stage in his career and he needs to get all the experience he can.  Looking forward to a fun and relaxed day!  Above all looking forward to Albert taking it all in his stride 🙂

Rachael and Albert

Come and be part of the atmosphere…Albert needs you there!

Ride Well!

Rachael

Hawkesbury Dressage Club Championships 2013

We had a great day today at the Hawkesbury Dressage Club Championships. Albert’s first Intermediare 1.  I was very, very proud of our effort today although I couldn’t ride the tempi changes so rather let the side down.  Albert was super.  We scored 66.64% in the Official Prix St. Georges (1st) and 67.96% in the Intermediare 1 (3rd).

Looking forward to seeing you all again tomorrow.  Come on down and say hello.

Ride Well!

Rachael

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Wonderful result for Albert at Sydney CDI

How excited and proud I am of Albert’s wonderful result today.  Even more amazing that this was only his second Prix St. George.  He coped so well in the bigger atmosphere of the Sydney CDI, a first for him and an important step in his development in dressage.

Albert CDI 2013 Prix St George

What a fantastic event the Sydney CDI is and an amazing experience for both riders and spectators.  If you can get along in the next few days your support would be really appreciated.

Rachael and Albert

Many congratulations to Sheridyn Ashwood and Prestige VDL with 68.85% in the Grand Prix – well done and a great result.  Looking forward to seeing more success for you over the next few days.

See you there!

Ride Well!

Rachael

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Albert wins his first Prix St. George at Clarendon

Albert wins his first Prix St. George at Dressage NSW Comp

So pleased with Albert.  Since February, when we really got back into work together, Albert has shot up through the levels.  He has now successfully competed at Elementary, Medium, Advanced and yesterday a 69.74% (and first placing) at Prix St. George at a Dressage NSW comp. at Clarendon.  I am so proud of his achievement.  He is so like his mum.

Ride Well!

Rachael

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Albert’s Medium Test at Clarendon

So pleased with Albert’s performance in the Medium 4A at Clarendon and our score of 70.972%.  It was a great weekend. Albert was very tired after four tests over the two days.  We finished with four wins and good scores in all the tests.

You can see all the results from the weekend here:

Dressage NSW Results 8th to 10th February

Found time for some coaching too in between tests

Found time for some coaching too in between tests

Support team!

Support team!

Ride Well!

Rachael

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Successful Weekend with Albert at Dressage NSW Comp

Have had such a great weekend with Albert at Clarendon at the Dressage NSW Comp.  We did the Elementary 3A and 3B and the Medium 4A and 4B.  So really pleased with the scores and Albert managed to win them all 🙂  I was so pleased how he went for me.

Thanks so much to Dressage NSW for all your organisation and a great competition.

Ride Well!

Rachael

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