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Success in the saddle

Posted by naomi strong on September 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM

The middle of September saw us head a little more locally to the Brenda Wittman Members Championships. After a long lay off from competing I took Avondale Sonnet for the preliminary class and Alex Rowes lovely mare Regency Lanthee for the medium Chmapionships. Sonnet coped beautifully with the busy warm up but did get a fright in her first test at the arenas facing the busy Warrego Highway. The second test she kept her concentration and completed a beautiful test for second place. I wa sreally thrilled with her as it has been a long road back after her complete lack of confidence at competitions.

Lanthee won both the medium tests and the Champion sash so we were really thrilled with our day out!

The last weekend of September we headed North to Nambour for the Sunshine Coast Titles. Avondale Lindt competed in the Preliminary and Novice levels. Unfortunately a large difference in the scoring between the 2 judges resulted in a lower placing in the preliminary and ultimately the Preliminary Championship as we won the second Prelim test with a score over 70%. The C judge even scored us over 73%! In the novice we placed 5th and 7th overall and I was pretty happy with my placings in a large field.

Looking forward to the State Championships in two weeks now with my Choccie boy and hopefully continue to move up the ranks :)

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