The weekend of 16 & 17 November saw Wilga Park River Gum & I in our last competition of the year at Toowoomba
Our Dressage leg of Working Equitation Prelim Participant was on Saturday. This was our best effort for dressage so far & I was very happy with how we finished, coming out with a 3rd placing.
Sunday morning was our Maneability obstacle section. River did a great job with a very nice round. Sunday Arv was our Speed obstacle round. Both of us love this phase with a bit of a speed demon coming out in us. River gives his all & listens to everything I ask. This was only our second attempt at the speed round but we worked as a team & had a very smooth round.
Overall we were out of the placings but I could not have been prouder of my River Man. Not once did he question what asked of him or make a mistake, which is more than I can say for myself. Rider error was our only downfall.
The object of the weekend was to further our skills & partnership & have fun. Wilga Park River Gum & I accomplished this beyond expectations. This was a fantastic finish to our first year of competition. We achieved everything we set out to for the year and more. The sky is the limit for us, can't wait to see what we do next year.
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