A very bittersweet ending to 2009. Looking back on everything I am very disappointed in my perfomance at Poplar Place CCI**. I felt that Murphy and I were more than prepared to complete a CCI** but Murphy decided it would have to be another day. It actually was kinda a humorous weekend thinking about everything that happened. Driving down to GA, I got stuck on a bridge that was over-flowing with water, so we had to back up and find an alternate route. Fridays dressage test was very steady and consistent and I thought the best two star test I have done all year. Judges didn't think so. I ended up with a 65, a horrible score, and was not pleased. I guess I just dont' understand how one judge can give you a 5 on a movement and another an 8?? Confusing, yes but I do know what we need to improve on. I am hoping that after a little break we can really hound the dressage and get Murphy more through and up in his frame.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love to tell stories. Follow Murphy and I on all our adventures of traveling around the country and competeing at the upper levels of eventing.... Im sure it will be a treat :)