The show grounds at Starr Vaughn Equestrian in Elk Grove were showing their autumn colors off in fine style last weekend. Rachel debuted Kristina Tomalesky’s Lemuria at 3rd level with a 64%. Also, Rachel and Marcus stepped out with their 4th level freestyle for the first time, earning over 65%. Everyone had a great time, and Marcus obviously loves having a theme song!
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Laura Graves clinic
Rachel and Chakotay head down the centerline
Congratulations to Rachel and Chakotay on their first outing together!
Rachel took Chakotay out for his 4th level debut, and their first outing as a team at the Gilroy Gaits show this past weekend. They had fun, learned a lot, and are looking forward to their next show. Great job guys!
Annette and Ruby debut at 4th
Huge congratulations to Annette and Fleur Rubin (Ruby) for their 4th level debut at Gilroy Gaits, earning a 66% and first place! Great job!
Everyone had a great time at the clinic with Heidi Gaian today. Even Emma and Flight got to join in the fun!
Watch out Heidi, you may have to teach them both from now on!
Joh Hinnemann @ Villa Rosa
Rachel had the opportunity to attend another fabulous clinic at Villa Rosa with Joh Hinnemann. She, Delamango, and Chakotay learned so much. Many thanks again to Heidi Gaian and Pamela Nelson for hosting!
Kip and Pam at I1
Congratulations to Pam Nootbaar and Kip on their Intermediare 1 debut at Yarra Yarra, earning a 61.7%! A great achievement for this pair, and many thanks to Team Kip including, but not limited to, Heidi Gaian, Steve Wiberg, Bayhill Equine, and Tamara Yates. What happy faces these two have!
Today Rachel, Larraine, (and Emma!) met the newest addition to RW Dressage. Co-owned by Larraine and Rachel, Chakotay is an 8-year-old Holsteiner gelding. Many thanks to Heidi Gaian for helping to find this special guy. What a great way to start off 2017!
Milestones in Greenville
Big congratulations to Pam Nootbar for completing her Silver Freestyle bar with a 66% and to Mey Khalili for debuting at Second level with a 65% at the Greenville Equestrian Center this weekend. Way to go conquering the challenging weather!
USDF All-Breeds Reserve Champs
Congratulations to Rachel and Larraine Beal’s Markant van de Noeste Hoeve (aka Marcus) for earning their place as 4th level All-Breed Reserve Champions for the Friesian Horse Association of North America. Great job capping off a successful show season!