|Posted by naomi strong on August 28, 2012 at 11:20 PM|
Mid July saw us head to the Gold Coast for a 4 day clinic with Lientje Schueler, who is Steffen Peters head rider. She was great fun, clear and concise in her teaching and I learnt a lot more about riding the horse up in the frame and keeping them travelling forward into a soft contact. All aids were whispered and harmony, balance and correct riding really reinforced. Recently Lientje took Regalo a %yr old to the Markel Young Horse Championships in Lamplight USA and won that division. You can find a link to that story here, http/www.dressage-news.com/?p=17495.
The end of July was the Brisbane CDI which held at the new State Equestrian facility at Caboolture. The stabling and camping are fantastic and the surface in the indoor really wonderful to ride on. Avondale Lindt aka Choccie competed in the Qld State Young Horse Championships and did really well in the first round to go through in 7th place into the second round. The level of competition and horses was very high so I was pretty chuffed to go into the second round in such good company. We ended up 9th overall in the 5 yr old division. Now its home for some training and establish the flying changes for the 6 yr old division!