There is a spoiler alert though - we weren't fabulous. We were barely mediocre. On Saturday, we earned a 62.879% for Test 1 and a 58.846% for Test 2. On Sunday, we earned a 57.576% for Test 1 and a similar 57.821% for Test 2. Low, but you know what? I'll take it. At least we showed up.
Saturday evening was the worst. I was in serious pain and barely slept. I wondered how I was going to get through Sunday.
While I wish I could have earned a 60% on Sunday, I am happy with the one good score we did earn. That single score went a long way toward helping me achieve some of my goals.
- We are now qualified for the CDS Regional Adult Amateur Competition in August.
- We earned another CDS Championship Show qualifying score.
- We now have the first of four scores needed for our USDF Rider Performance Award at Second Level.
- And not like it moves us any closer, but that 62.8% score counts towards a bronze medal. What's to complain about?
Our next show is a CDS-rated show in late May. After that we'll tackle another USDF show in mid-June. That gives me a good chunk of time to polish up that simple change and tweak the shoulder in. I am genuinely pleased with our progress and feel no rush to get through Second Level. I think we'll be here for a while.