Overall, I scored about how I thought I'd score. I was a bit tight in my upper body which no doubt encouraged Speedy G to be a bit braced. My fault. I also bobbled a bit at A. The opening was so wide that I was slightly worried that he was going to exit at A rather than circling at A! And I know he thought about it. I had to use a lot of outside leg to keep him inside the arena.
The thing I am most proud of is our canter transitions - no bucking or kicking out! Speedy did the best canter transitions he has ever done at a show. We scored nothing lower than a 6 for all eight canters! That beats our string of 4s by a hefty margin.
For the Collective Marks, I am really tickled with all the 7s Judge Hilda Gurney gave us, and I especially like the 7 for Gaits. The judge even added the comment, nice. The Rider's Position score gave me a fist pumping, yes! as well. I can't wait to share that particular score with my trainer. She deserves the credit for that one.
Overall, I didn't earn the 65% that I was hoping for, but I knew it wasn't a ride worth 65%. Even so, I was still pleased with the score. Tomorrow I'll share my scores for the Training Level test. If you just have to know the scores for all four rides, click here.