And while this isn't a USDF show, it is CDS-rated which means my scores count for a variety of CDS incentive programs. I could earn RAAC and Championship qualifying scores even though I have no plans to actually attend either event. But still, I like to be qualified. Scores of 60% or better also count towards my 2015 plate which is important as I have yet to show this season, and as such have not earned a single score.
But really, I just want to get out there and see where we need to improve. Since I don't train regularly with a dressage trainer, shows are my way of checking in with someone in the know. What are we doing well, and what do we need to fix?
Even though I get to go later in the afternoon, it's still going to be an early morning as nothing is loaded yet, and Speedy is packing around a rather dusty coat. I also need to get gas and make the nearly hour and a half drive to Tehachapi.