Mill Creek Horse Trials (May 2017 at Longview Horse Park): 35.5 in dressage, double clear XC, and 2 rails in stadium put us in 5th place (3rd amateur) in the Senior Beginner Novice Rider division.
Queeny Park Horse Trials (June 2017 at Queeny Park in Saint Louis): 32.3 in dressage, double clear XC, and 3 rails in stadium put us in 5th place (2nd amateur) in the Beginner Novice Rider division.
Catalpa Corner Charity Horse Trial (August 2017 in Iowa City, IA): 34.5 in dressage, 20 unfortunate XC penalties because I was terribly too trusting of my horse on the smallest XC jump of the course, and a double clear stadium put us in 8th place (7th amateur) in the Senior Beginner Novice Rider division. BUT our first double clear stadium at BN!!! How exciting is that?!? I was pretty excited!!
American Eventing Championships (August/September 2017 at Tryon Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC): 37.8 in dressage (stupid left lead canter), double clear XC on a hefty course, and 1 rail in stadium put us in 19th place (35 starters) in the Beginner Novice Amateur division. This was a fun trip! So many adventures and such a cool experience!
Heritage Park Horse Trials (October 2017 at Heritage Park in Olathe, KS): 36.1 in dressage and a rider fall st our first novice event. I guess there's no way but up to go from here! (I have no pictures from Heritage. I'm just full of screw ups this year! 😜).
Windermere Run HT: We scratched because Dieter was consistently coming up lame. I think it was because of a chiropractic issue that has since been fixed, but there's so little time between Heritage and Windermere that I didn't have time to make sure that was the only issue.
Lots to come this winter and next year. Hopefully we can stick to novice next season and do better than we did at Heritage! Dieter is a total beast and hopefully I can give him the ride he deserves.