Yarra Yarra January 2022

Team BEST headed out with a couple of brave souls for the first dressage show of the year at Yarra Yarra. This show can be dicey with weather, but this year we were blessed with the most beautiful, sunny warm day. It was a perfect day for a show.

Kelly and Avatar had their first show together ever and went out and did amazing at Training and 1st Level. Between three tests, they received 3 scores over 60% and placed 1st and 2nd in their classes. Looking forward to what these two can do going forward! Solid start to the show season! Avatar was a very good boy in his first show in several years as well! This pair has a good future!

Rachel and Jax made a big jump from 2nd level to 3rd level test 3. Their first test was solid with some mistakes in the changes. The second test, Jax wanted to do changes where they were not supposed to be and the tension was just a bit too much. They didn’t hit 60 today (but close!), but it was a great learning experience for them a good reminder that just because things are going well at home, doesn’t mean they’ll translate to the show ring when tensions are up. We expect next time out for things to go much smoother for them at 3rd level.

It was a great show and a great way to start the year off for the Team BEST dressage riders! Looking forward to the rest of the season!


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