Spice and Rachel were the only pair from BEST to make it to the April Dressage Derby at Christiane Noelting Dressage Center this year. It was an incredibly fun show!
While Quinn and Lydia were intending to show here, Quinn wasn’t feeling quite himself and was scratched from the show. He’ll be back in fighting form soon. We are bummed Lydia wasn’t able to go, as this was her last chance to go to one of her favorite shows of the year. She’ll be headed out soon for her exciting new job as a working student after graduation and her show career with BEST is wrapping up. Lydia and her mom Stephanie made it up to the show anyways to cheer on Rachel and Spice and lend a hand.
It was Rachel’s very first multi-day show and first experience stabling overnight, so there was an extra layer of stress this show. Spice and Rachel had four very instructive tests with good comments this weekend and lots of learning was done! Spice was very feisty Saturday and Rachel did a great job keeping him together and almost pulled off a score anyways. The pair made a few errors on each test this weekend that were costly and kept them from the desired 60% mark, but we now have something to work on for the next show. It was a great show!