Tag: Region 4
Fall means Regional Championship time! Here are some of the sights our social media followers shared with us from the competitions.
A friend had encouraged me to give eventing a try, and I knew in order to be competitive, one needed a strong dressage score. I had dabbled in hunter shows and am an avid foxhunter, so the jumping and cross country wasn't an issue—it was starting from scratch with dressage.
My journey into dressage was kind of a winding road due to my commitment to riding and showing American Saddlebred horses. My eyes were opened, and I was inspired to retrain my horse, Sable, and start my young horses through the methods of dressage.
An exciting week was planned... Juniors and Young Riders (ages 14-21) from across the country had converged on Traverse City, Michigan, for North America’s premier equestrian competition: the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC)! After the 2020 cancellation, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone was especially excited to be back for the show. Then, they checked the weather forecast and saw a storm was on the horizon.
My goals and aspirations were turned on their head in 2010, when a ranching accident resulted in the loss of my left hand. Three months after my accident, I weaned myself off all medication so that I could ride out with my crew to work bulls in the fall. I have been riding and starting colts ever since, never looking back.
It’s Throwback Thursday! Enjoy this article from the YourDressage Archives, which was originally published in the July 2016 issue of the flipbook version of...