Grade 2 National Champion!!
That's a wrap on the USEF Para-Dressage National Championships and CPEDI3*! 2020 has been filled with ups and downs, but Taco has been the bright light of my year. Sara Schmitt and Maggie O'Leary have helped me push and focus on my training and it paid off this weekend. We had three consistent and quality rides with our scores increasing each day. Taco felt the most relaxed at any show we've been to, and I felt like our rides were the most harmonious yet at a show. I had the most fun and felt more confident going into the ring with him than before.
We placed 3rd overall in the 2020 National Championship and were Grade 2 National Champions!
Thank you to Caelyn Adams for being groom extraordinaire and DJ for the car ride. It's wonderful having someone that I can trust with Taco AND who can throw tic-tacs in my mouth without choking me.
To Jennifer at Body Flow Movement Studio -- thank you for getting my body in top shape to be able to compete at this level. I was riding better and longer than before, and it showed in my results!
I can’t forget Taco’s fabulous vet Nicole from Running 'S' Equine Veterinary Services and Farrier Dave who help keep him in top shape.
Thanks also to my wonderful friends and family who were streaming the live-feed and sending all the supportive messages this past week.
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