Monday, September 22, 2014

Championships - End of the Show Year

Colorado Horse Park hosted both the Rocky Mountain Dressage Society (RMDS) championships and the United States Dressage Federation (USDF) Region 5 championships this week.  USDF Region 5 is composed of Arizona, Colorado, Eastern Montana, New Mexico, West Texas, Utah and Wyoming.  Championships is a big four day show with 3 arenas.

I love this show.  I love the beautiful horses, the happy memories from my show days, and most of all I love seeing friends from today and long ago.   

On Thursday Lakota and Shannon competed in the PSG RMDS championships.

RMDS PSG Reserve Champion!

Friday they had the RMDS I-1 championships.

 RMDS I-1 Reserve Champion!

Saturday Lakota had a day off,
then Sunday they had the USDF I-1 championships.

USDF I-1 Reserve Champion!

Good boy, Lakota.
Congratulations, Jan.

Shannon rode another "horse of color".

FWF Comanche Fire

This big boy is a Clydesdale and Paint cross.
He competed at 3rd and 4th Level.
He already has a nice passage, which he showed off in the awards ceremony!

Oops, this is getting long (hey, it was a long weekend!),
but I want to introduce you to my old friend Maureen
and her new horse Ty (Antigua).


Karen Burch said...

Beautiful horses! Congrats to all the riders.

Hi Maureen!!

Lori Skoog said...

Wow! All of the horses and riders look very impressive!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Inger said...

Wow, that was great and it reminded me too of my days with horses. Not that I ever could ride like that, but ride I did. And loved it for many years. Do you know Annette's blog? She's into dressage as well and has a lovely ranch up in Northern California. If you want, I will find her blog address for you. I think you would like her.

jenj said...

Wow how fancy!

KateRose said...

I love watching shows. Great photos! :)

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Way to go Lakota, Jan, and Shannon!!

Wolfie said...

Gorgeous pictures.....and such beautiful subjects. Congrats to everyone.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Congratulations to both horses and riders, perfection !
I used to love all the excitement preparing for shows, lots of scrubbing and polishing.

Jim said...

Terry, I love your enthusiasm and passion for all things horses! It must have been a perfect weekend for you to see your old friends again and the new ones too.
What a beauty Comanche Fire is! Stunning horse!

Fundy Blue said...

What magnificent horses, Terry! Thank you for sharing them! Have a happy weekend!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Beautiful horses, all!