Tryon Summer Dressage

Debbie and Jolie competing at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Photo: Sue Stickle

Debbie and Jolie competing at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. Photo: Sue Stickle

We competed at the Tryon CPEDI over the weekend, at the Tryon International Equestrian Center. On Saturday she was a good girl and we scored 69.2%.

Yesterday I went to sound check three hours before my Freestyle and everything was fine, but he must have had a computer that contained my old Grade II music. So I was ready to go in the ring and he started up the wrong music! He found the right music eventually, but it rattled me and it was enough to bring down my score. Jolie was good but my nerves were rattled, and while I was hoping for a 75% we ended up with 66.4%. That wasn’t terrible considering, but I was not a happy girl!

We’re figuring out the best warm-up regimen for her and think we’ve just about got it. Many thanks to Michelle for all of her help this weekend coaching and reading the tests, and for her ongoing support.

Next up: we are off to Stable View for their show on the 10th-11th of July.

VIDEO: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bi8ox0meobax3wf/Deborah%20Stanitski%206%2015%2019.MP4?dl=0