An event, that is!!!
God help me, I signed Lucy and myself up for a one-day three-phase schooling show on the 20th of this month. I heard about it last week from my barn owner and went into insta-planning mode. Today after confirming that I could actually make it, I sent off my registration information and fee!!
Lucy will be in the advanced elementary division, which has a height of 2'3". I think we can manage that. The dressage test is the USEF BN A test. Here we are practicing last week:
I see a few things I could really improve on, but overall I am quite pleased with how well she picked it up, especially since she had a pretty easy winter with mostly trail rides, and then a solid month of next to nothing thanks to her sore feet. I am going to work on the test in bits and pieces in the upcoming weeks, since a friend warned me that horses soon "learn" the test and start to anticipate the next element. Lucy is a smart pony and I would not be surprised if she knew the test better than I did by the time we actually got to do it in front of the judge!