Sunday, June 27, 2010


Blazer and I went to Surefire this morning to run the prelim as our last event before young riders. We scored a 29 in dressage (putting us in first), jumped a double clear Show Jumping and only did part of the Cross Country. Since the ground is so hard due to the lack of rain this summer I decided to retire after the water and the trakehner, Blazer wasn't too happy about this but he sure is sound!
Everything is looking good for young riders. I started blogging for club equestrian and you can check out my first blog here: Blazer and I will keep conditioning and working on our dressage with Sallie until we leave for Southern Pines on July 20th!!

Friday, June 18, 2010

A New Chapter

I know most of you read this for horse updates but today I have a non-horsey announcement, I am an official graduate of the Oakton High School class of 2010! This fall I will be attending the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. OK, back to horses. Since my last post Blazer and I have been working on a lot of dressage and we went to the Young Rider clinic to work with coach Lauren O'Brien. This year Blazer and I will be the only two star pair to represent Area II. I got a chance to meet some of the one star riders and they all seem excited and prepared for everything to come. The program is still looking for support from those in the area and anyone who would like to help make this year a success. Information on donating to the Area II young rider program can be found on my website under Sponsorship. Next up for Blazer and I will be a prelim run at Surefire to keep the kinks out before heading on to the NAJYRC. Until then we are working on our fitness and keeping Blazer sound and happy for the long road of us. Lots of changes to come but with a horse like Blazer anything seems possible!
- Laura