Last Wednesday I took Jolie (“Skovlund’s De Nice”) to Stable View, in Aiken, SC for their midweek schooling dressage show. This was a good place to start because they have beautiful facilities and footing, but the weekday shows are low-key. I just wanted to get her out and see how she reacted to a new environment before we head to Florida next month.
The good part is that she was fine with the new scenery; the not-so-great part is that she had a lot of anxiety about leaving her buddy! She was unhappy without her friend around at the barn, but she was fine when I rode her. We scored 74.6% in the Grade I Individual Test and 74.8% in the Grade I Team Test.
We will be leaving for Florida on January 2nd and I plan to show her six times: at the CPEDI’s in January and March and at a few other shows as well.