- Two scores from First Level of 60% or higher from two different judges from two different shows.
- Two scores from Second Level of 60% or higher from two different judges from two different shows.
- Two scores from Third Level of 60% or higher from two different judges from two different shows.
There were the deep hoof bruises caused by wearing shoes; we went barefoot. He developed tendonitis after an exuberant turnout. He sliced open his coronary band; on what we never found. He knocked out a tooth. He sliced open both front legs requiring sutures. Then he developed PPID which came with repeated abscesses. Speedy always recovered well, but the time outs took their toll on our training.
- 2012 RAAC Introductory Level winner with 67.000%
- 2014 RAAC Training Level winner with 72.600%
- 2017 RAAC First Level reserve with 66.029%
- 2018 RAAC Second Level winner with 64.268%
Now that I am not putting so much pressure on myself to earn that Bronze Medal - you do not know how frustrating it is to be one score away, I think I'll be able to really focus on improving the movements where we're weak and building on our strengths. And besides, I can't move on to Fourth until we've had our opportunity to compete at the CDS Regional Adult Amateur Competition at Third Level.
But knowing Chemaine like I do, I know she's already sneaking in some Fourth Level stuff. I don't mind; endurance riders are always looking down the trail to see what's around the next bend. I may not know what's next, but gratefully, Chemaine does, and I have every confidence in her ability to get us there.
Stay tuned for videos and a show recap.