Golden State Dressage March Mania 2024

Brenda and Willa have some goals for 2024, so they went out to Murieta to get started with a bang! Big thanks to Heidi Gaian for the coaching and support! They made their 1st Level debut and Willa (as she always does) shined! At 1st Level Test 1, they achieved a fantastic 65.556% and a second place. At 1st Level […] Continue Reading

Golden State Dressage The Premier 2024

Jax and Rachel decided to start the show year off big by making the long trip to Rancho Murieta for the Golden State Dressage The Premier show. We have typically not gone to RM except for Championships as it’s a long trip, but with the loss of Yarra Yarra’s winter shows (sorely felt by all of us here at BEST), […] Continue Reading

2023 All Breeds Awards!

This year Team BEST brought home two All Breeds Awards! Kelly and Tamale worked this season to develop him from baby horse to proper show horse and he’s done great job adjusting! Some really excellent scores this year helped propel him to the USDF All Breeds Champion at Training Level! Well done to you both! Similarly, Brenda and Willa had […] Continue Reading

Greenville October 2023

This past weekend team BEST went to Greenville for the last horse show ever there (sadness). However we had a great show with lots of learning for everyone. Big congrats to Chloe for successfully making it through her first show ever with some good scores! Also big congrats to Mia for going out with her new lease Dandy! They had […] Continue Reading

Little Willa went to the Championships!

Sounds like a child’s book title and kinda felt like a story book experience. Big beautiful amazingly talented horses with extraordinary movement were everywhere. So many scores of 70+ on the score boards!  This was Willa‚Äôs second time ever staying overnight away from home for a competition and to be in such a BIG atmosphere of excitement, colorful vendor tents, people, […] Continue Reading

Yarra Yarra September 2023

Team BEST smashed it out of the park this show! 5 blue ribbons. 5 scores over 70%! Two high point awards! To start off the day, Rachel and Jax continued their 1st level Freestyle crusade. They managed a 72% in their regular first level test of the day which earned them the CDS East Bay High Point award and the […] Continue Reading

Sonoma Summer Show 2023

Kelly and Tamale made the trip up to Sonoma for the show last weekend to gather some more scores for All Breeds this year and they did well. While not as relaxed as he is on his home turf (or at Yarra Yarra), Tamale continues to impress us with his growth. It’s so exciting to watch a young horse grow […] Continue Reading

Woodside August 2023 Results

BEST Instructor Sophie Tice went to Woodside with her own horse Viva and with BEST horse Wesley. Wesley was being shown Open Novice to prep him for sale due to his owner moving across the country for college, and he did not disappoint. They landed in 2nd place (of 25 entrants) after a beautiful dressage test (26.9). They had an […] Continue Reading

Yarra Yarra August 2023

Team BEST went to Yarra Yarra to work towards some big goals coming up for the end of the season. Brenda and Willa completed their final score to qualify for USDF Regional Championships and will be headed that way in September. They’ll be showing in both the USDF and CDS classes at Training Level. Kelly and Tamale headed out at […] Continue Reading

SF Peninsula Chapter Show 2023

Again a solo outing for Brenda this show, but she took her long time partner Panterra to debut their new 4th Level Freestyle. It was a successful debut with a few little mistakes, but both good scores for each ride and they got done what they wanted to get done! Brenda is looking forward to showing this Freestyle at CDS […] Continue Reading