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SFP/CDS Annual Show at Woodside

Last weekend the San Francisco Peninsula chapter of the California Dressage Society held their annual show at the Woodside Horse Park. Many thanks to SFP for a fun show with wonderful prizes, awards and goodies for the participants. We have so much appreciation for all the volunteers who made this show possible, and it was wonderful to show at Woodside again!

We are so proud of all of the pairs who came to the show with RW Dressage. Kathryn and Fi joined us for one day and we loved having them with us. Beatriz took her new partner Dancer to his first show in America and they both survived!! Erin rode in her first recognized show with her Riley and earned Second place at Training level. Sally and Maxy did lovely jobs giving their horses positive experiences and earning ribbons in their First level classes as well.

Maxine and Echo rode 3/3, earning Second place on Friday and First place on Saturday. Riding in the PSG adult amateur division, Pam enjoyed her first show with her new partner Viggo, earning two Second places, while Annette won the class each day aboard her Ruby. Rachel and Larraine Beal’s Marcus added to the FEI success by winning the PSG open division both days.

Congratulations to all on a fantastic weekend with happy horses and riders!

 

Milestones at Osierlea

Maxine and Rachel headed down to Osierlea this past weekend. Maxine and her Echo earned all qualifying scores at 3/3 completing their qualification for both CDS Championships and USDF Regionals in September. In their first show together, Rachel debuted Emma Morgan’s Wasabi at Intermediare 2 and earned a 64.7%. Congratulations to horses and riders on a successful show and for achieving these significant milestones!

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Starr Vaughn rain and shine

We had a great weekend at Starr Vaughn. It was raining sideways when we moved in on Thursday, but the show organizers did their magic and managed to put on a great show the rest of the weekend. Emma rode her beloved Wasabi in her first PSG test ever, Maxine and Echo earned their first qualifying score at 3/3, and Rachel rode Annette Siegel’s lovely Fleur Rubin (Ruby) at PSG and earned qualifying scores to 69.8%. Congratulations to everyone on a successful weekend, and many thanks to the show organizers for managing through the challenging conditions.

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Fun at the Woodside Schooling Show

Alia and Sally had a great time at the Woodside Dressage Schooling Show this weekend. Alia rode Rum in her very first dressage show ever, and regardless of Rum’s spook, buck and bolt, she pulled off over 61% and Second place. Sally and Louie earned over 70% on their second test, and First and Second place in their classes. We are so proud of them both!

Thank you so much to The Horse Park at Woodside and the organizers and volunteers for putting on this schooling show series and to Ivetta Harte for her excellent judging.

Kicking off 2019

RW Dressage had a terrific first show of the 2019 season at Rancho Murieta last weekend. On Friday Ruby and Rachel were second in the Open PSG with a 67%, and Bo and Rachel were second in Open 1-3 with a 69%. Over the weekend, two pairs debuted at Prix St. George with solid performances: Rachel and Larraine Beal’s Marcus competed in the Open division and Annette rode her Ruby in the Adult Amateur division. With their own debut, Pam and her Bo showed their first tests together earning scores to 67% at 1-3. Maxine and her Echo also had a successful show, earning qualifying scores at 3-2.

Congratulations to everyone on a great weekend!

 

PEC Show

RW Dressage headed up to Wilton last weekend for a show at the Pacific Equestrian Center. Rachel had successful outings with Annette Siegel’s Fleur Rubin (Ruby) at PSG and Larraine Beal’s Markant van de Noeste Hoeve (Marcus) at 4th level, bringing home blue ribbons from each ride.

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Clients Kristina, Emma, and Maxine had a rewarding weekend as well, all earning qualifying scores. Maxine and her Sierra Echo rode at 3rd level and received Maxine’s final score for her Bronze medal, Emma put in solid tests her first time out at 4th level with her Wasabi to make progress towards her Silver medal, and Kristina and her Lemuria earned scores to 67% at 2nd level to complete Kristina’s Bronze medal scores.

Congratulations to all on a great weekend and a great show season!

Successful show in the sun

Huge congratulations to Kristina Tomalesky and her mare Lemuria for a strong showing at Rancho Murieta last weekend. They earned qualifying scores at 3rd level with continuous improvement each day and were in the ribbons in each class.

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Anette Siegel’s Ruby had solid tests this weekend as well. She and Rachel placed in the top 3 in three out of four classes (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) in a competitive field of Prix St George pairs.

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Larraine Beal’s Marcus danced to his freestyle music earning scores to 67.3%, blue ribbons, and much applause from his fan club – his most favorite part!

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It was a rewarding week that saw each partnership grow and learn, and, most importantly, everyone had a great time!

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Starr Vaughn Show

We had a fun weekend at Starr Vaughn Equestrian Center. Sally Hamilton Phillips earned all qualifying scores at First Level on her lovely Remy at their first Dressage Show. Annette Cholon Siegel’s beautiful mare Ruby also earned all qualifying scores at Prix St George, and she and Rachel learned much about what to work on for next time. Larraine Beal’s Marcus had a great second day, earning a 68.6% on his 4th level freestyle…..it was a nice recovery after literally putting the “free” in freestyle the day before! Congrats to everyone for a job well done!

Kicking off 2018 at Rancho Murieta

Despite the pouring rain the first day, RW Dressage had a fantastic time at the Golden State Dressage March Madness show over St. Patrick’s Day weekend. Everyone, horse and human, learned so much and can’t wait to do it again!

 
Huge congratulations to Kristina Tomalesky for riding her first Third level tests, earning qualifying scores, and placing 2nd and 5th with her mare Lemuria.
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Rachel also had a successful show with Annette Siegel’s Fleur Rubin (Ruby) and Larraine Beal’s Markant van de Noeste Hoeve (Marcus). Ruby stepped out at Prix St George for the first time, earning scores to 68.5% and placing 2nd and 1st in large classes.

 
Marcus got to entertain the crowd in the big indoor with his 4th level Macklemore freestyle earning scores to 67%. He loves his dance music and is looking forward to his next centerline.