The last two weeks have been busy as the Spring Show Season ramps up! Ambra competed at the Sol Events event at Meadow Creek at Training, then participated in the Regional Upper Level Mounted Clinic at Willow Draw. Meanwhile, lots of PUPC members schooled and/or competed at Quail Run, including Audrey, Emma, Holly, Jordan, Maddy, Molly, McKinsey, Olivia & Sydney and moms Carol & Jenny. Everyone had a great time and learned a lot. Olivia took home a blue ribbon in Novice and Molly took home the blue in Tadpole. That's two in a row for both girls! Congratulations!
Last weekend, beautiful early spring weather brought riders out in full force at the Greenwood Schooling Weekend and the Curragh Schooling Horse Trials. At Curragh, Molly & Jester won first in Elementary, Audrey & Hampton won 3rd in the same division, mom Carol earned 2nd in Training, and Anna got 3rd in Junior Beginner Novice Junior. Blair also schooled but had to scratch the Training division due to a bruised knee. Meanwhile, Arlee had a blast schooling both Dubi & Tailor over the cross country course at Greenwood.
Pony Up members mopped up at the opening Area V USEA spring horse trials last weekend in Tyler at the beautiful Texas Rose Horse Park. Ambra won 1st place in Training Rider B (finishing on her dressage score of 32.70), Sydney won first place in Novice Rider B (finishing with a score of 32.60), and Olivia won first place in Beginner Novice Rider A (finishing on her dressage score of 35.00). All three girls lead their respective divisions from start to finish and we are so proud of them!
Pony Up Piaffes (Arlee, Audrey, Ella & Holly) won 1st place in Division 1 and Pony Up Pirouettes (Jordan, McKinsey, Molly & Zoe) won 2nd place in Division 1 at the Red River Region Dressage Rally last weekend in Athens, Texas. Both teams finished with -0- Horse Management penalties - good work girls, especially Horse Managers Audrey & Zoe. Arlee & Dubi were the #1 Qualifiers for Championships at Training level and Jordan & Ernie were Alternates at 1st Level. Molly & Jester had the individual high score of the rally with a 71 in Intro B. Ella rode in her first rally with Gallileo and "had the most of fun in my whole life." Moms worked hard setting up and tearing down dressage arenas, working the gates, scribing for judges, Chaperoning and cheering four teams. Special shout out to Josie Adams who coached the girls to victory and to moms Michelle & Rhonda for documenting the weekend with terrific photos & videos - you are awesome!