CDCTA Combined Test & Dressage Schooling Show at Morven

March 22, 2012

This past weekend I had the opportunity to take “Waldo” to the CDCTA Combined Test & Dressage Schooling Show at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA.  As far as I knew, it was Waldo’s very first show experience, so I was a little nervous about a few things, one being how he would act on the ground, and the other being his temperament in front of a judge. I arranged enough…


Puissance, Dressage, and S.W.A.T.

Friday night a friend and I went to the Washington International Horse Show at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. We made it in time to watch the Puissance competition, which went for only about 45 minutes because they only made it 2 rounds to 6’1″. Afterwards we ate at Fado’s outside of Chinatown, which was an amazing meal since we were both pretty hungry! It was a pretty fun…

October 31, 2010

The Unfortunate Waredaca Horse Trials

So Wanda and I have been having hiccups at our events lately. It’s frustrating because we started off in the Spring winning everything, and lately we haven’t been able to complete an event without a run-out. This past weekend was pretty busy for us. On Friday I trailered Wanda to Millwood and had an extremely productive jump lesson with Cathy. Saturday morning Christie rode with me to Waredaca to walk my xcountry course, then I competed…

October 25, 2010

Catherine Haddad

July 30, 2010

  This past weekend I got to ride with German-based dressage rider Catherine Haddad. She’s in the US trying to qualify for the World Equestrian Games this summer, so my dressage trainer Patrick set up a clinic for the weekend. I couldn’t afford two days of the clinic (it was REALLY expensive!), so we settled for Saturday only, which I think was better in the end! Saturday was about 100…


MDHT at Loch Moy

July 10, 2010

Today was the Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy I, and Wanda and I ended 8th! I had the opportunity to be accompanied by Cathy Fredrickson, who really helped out a TON during the event. It’s so odd to actually travel to an event with your trainer and have them help you the entire time! I’m so used to a few encouraging words and then not seeing them again until…


DRPC Spring Horse Trials

May 2, 2010

Wanda and I had the opportunity to compete in the Novice Horse division at the Difficult Run Pony Club horse trials for the first time as a team. I’ve been there a MILLION times with previous horses, since Frying Pan Park is my ‘home turf’ for all pony club activities, but this was a first for Wanda 🙂 Saturday I fulfilled my volunteer duties as a scribe for Helen Brettell,…