Whitney Weston

Whitney Weston Eventing

Monday, March 28, 2011

Derby at Galway!

Westwood Show schedule!

What a fun day! Busy with 4 dressage tests and 2 derby rounds. Working student Hillary Lak rode Accelerate (gorgeous grey 4yo, for sale! email westwoodstables@gmail.com) for a stunning 29.1 dressage score (see below video). Ted (Royal Heights) scored a nice 30 to put him in second place.


Then a quick tack change and I was off to ride Lusty. She is a fantastic athlete, but often feels confined in dressage, so we worked on relaxation, thinking happy thoughts ;) Three dressage tests later it was time to get back on Ted for the jumping portion of the derby. The prelim course consisted of hills, water, show jumps, cross country jumps, and even a nice chevron. Ted was strong but good! (I forgot to change to his cross-country bit, so he did the whole thing in a mild snaffle!

Both Accelerate and Royal Heights finished 2nd in their divisions! Way to go Westwood! Buck Davidson is at Kingsway farm today, keep tuned for training videos on Lusty!

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