February 2020 - "Do You Want To Build A Snowman" Dressage

โ€‹

๐Ÿ’™ BLUE (walk/trot/simple canter)

1st - Margaux and Barney - 72.6%
=2nd - Hannah and Monty - 72.2%
=2nd - Summer and Brownie - 72.2%
3rd - Ellie and Cello - 70%
4th - Lilly and Sunny - 69.1%

๐Ÿ’› YELLOW-PLUS (walk/extended trot)

1st - Sophie and Kindy - 74%
2nd - Jess and Pea - 72.9%
3rd - Eva and Penny - 69.5%
4th - Robyn and Charm - 63.6%

๐Ÿ’› YELLOW (Off Lead - simple walk/trot)

1st - Jess and Crumpet - 79.3%
2nd - Emma and Crumpet - 79.1%
3rd - Belle and Ivor the Engine* - 75.5%
4th - Isabel and Flossie - 70.5%
5th - Lula and Freya - 63.9%
6th - Daisy and Clover - 63.2%

๐Ÿ’› YELLOW (LEAD REIN - simple walk/trot)

1st - Molly and Salt - 70.2%
2nd - Maya and Freya - 68.4%
3rd - Sophie and Mimi - 66.6%
HC - Poppy and Yentl - 68.8%

๐Ÿ’š GREEN (Off Lead - walk only)

1st - Georgia and Zara - 75.9%
2nd - J and Socks - 69.1%
3rd - Lucy and Penny - 64.4%
4th - Isabel and Flossy - 63.1%

๐Ÿ’š GREEN LEAD REIN (walk only. Big class again here, hopefully some of you guys will feel confident enough to try a Green Off Lead or maybe even a Yellow LR over the course of the year!)

1st - Georgia and Annabel - 73.4%
2nd - Sophie and Mimi - 71.6%
3rd - Edward and Tiger - 71.3%
4th - Daisy and Maximilian - 69.7%
5th - Maggie and Basil - 68.8%
6th - Davy and Misty - 65%
7th - Hollie and Basil - 64.4%
8th - Eloise and Goldie - 57.8%

 

Finally, just a note as we had a few 'errors of course' across some of the classes this time - PLEASE make sure you check your video against the test sheet to make sure you haven't missed out any movements, as it costs you valuable marks! Also a gentle reminder to make sure your video is filmed from C and in landscape format, ideally in HD - remember we can only judge what we can see, so the clearer your video the better chance you have of being fairly marked ๐Ÿ˜Š There is plenty of advice and hints/tips on our website/blog, or why not chat to other competitors in our Demi Dressage Riders Group ๐Ÿงก

Latest Results

April 2020 – Smarties Easter Circles Dressage Results

โ€‹

๐Ÿ’š GREEN (Off Lead)
1st - Sophie and Billy - 72.8%
2nd - Cara and Clove - 70.6%
3rd - Edward and Tiger - 70.3%
4th - Ioan and Blue - 69.4%
5th - Dylan and Pepper - 68.8%
6th - Lauren and Mindy - 68.4%
7th - Harper and Blue - 66.9%
8th - Sophie and Lana - 65.6%

๐Ÿ’š GREEN (Lead Rein)
1st - Hollie and Basil - 70.6%
2nd - Ollie and Terminog - 70%
3rd - Daisy and Maximilian - 67.8%
4th - Maci and Storm - 67.5%

โ€‹

๐Ÿ’› YELLOW (Off Lead)
1st - Sophie and Billy - 72.6% (coll. 57)
(HC - 2nd - MiniD and Tangle - 72.6% (coll. 56) )
2nd - Frankie and Copper - 69.3%
3rd - Dylan and Pepper - 67.1%
4th - Daisy and Alf - 66.9%
5th - Isabel and Flossie - 66.4%

๐Ÿ’› YELLOW (Lead Rein)
1st - Edward and Tiger - 75.7%
2nd - Oscar and Terminog - 75.5%
3rd - Lewi-Jai and Carrick - 74.5%
4th - Eva and Maggie - 73.3%
5th - Harper and Blue - 72.1%

โ€‹

In the interests of sharing the rough with the smooth, here's a little MiniD story for those of you who have followed her... MiniD had a scary incident at a pony club rally last summer, and it knocked her confidence badly, particularly riding on her own. She pushed on with riding through the end of the summer, but when it came to going back to school, her interest waned - she wasn't riding often enough to feel confident. One day she even cried when she saw me at the bus stop with Tangle to collect her and ride home (normally greeted with much enthusiasm!) ๐Ÿ˜ข Apart from our traditional Christmas Day hack together (DemiDad on foot) she didn't ride all winter. Yet it was clear to see she still wanted to: she just didn't know how to handle the fear.

Recently she's been getting into it again, but has been very up and down. She's loved spending time with the ponies on the ground (on the plus side her confidence there has improved in leaps and bounds - she is now leading her own pony which she has never liked to do, and is always asking to come to the yard 'to spend time with her pony' again) โค๏ธ

This Yellow test was her first time riding independently in the school in several months. Last summer she was riding Yellow Plus and even starting to think about Blue on a good day, but as you can see she has dropped back a level. And that's why I wanted to share this story - because 'progress' (however such things can be measured) isn't always linear. At Demi Dressage I like to think our levels cater for that. Whilst we don't want to encourage 'pot-hunting', our levels are designed to offer a degree of lateral movement - some of our Yellow Lead Rein riders here rode their first tests off the lead at Green level for example.

So, if you've got a rider having a confidence set-back, talk to us! If you/they don't feel comfortable competing 'below their level', they can enter HC ('hors concours' - their test will still be judged, but unplaced. We'll still give them a 'Well Done' rosette!) Remember - our biggest aim is for your child to enjoy themselves! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Edit because I forgot to say - for obvious reasons MiniD always 'enters' HC - I fling a spare rosette in her direction every time she rides a test, and she's none the wiser (yet)! ๐Ÿคฃ

https://youtu.be/vNbRwkeSu7w

 

๐Ÿ’› YELLOW-PLUS
1st - Anna and Mia - 80.9%
2nd - Polly and Rosie - 77.6%
3rd - Baya and Laurie - 76.7%
4th - Skyla and Walnut - 76.3%
5th - Olivia and Sonny - 74.6%
6th - Chloe and Mickey - 74.3%
7th - Willow and Boris - 73.9%
8th - Freya and Floss - 73.7%
9th - Charlie and Benji - 70.7%
10th - Anna and Crystal - 70%
11th - Fina and Rosie - 69.8%
12th - Gracie and Maggie - 68.7%
13th - Lilly and Sunny - 66.5%

โ€‹

๐Ÿ’™ BLUE (walk/trot/simple canter)

1st - Freya and Arthur - 79.6%
2nd - Skyla and Marmite - 78.4%
3rd - Hannah and Monty - 77.6%
4th - Gabriella and Phoebe - 77%
5th - Chloe and Mickey - 76.8%
6th - Jess and Pea - 74.6%
7th - Skyla and Romeo - 73.2%
8th - Isla and Surprise - 73.2%
9th - Freya and Floss - 71.2%
10th - Abi and Cassie - 69.6%
11th - Robyn and Charm - 68.6%
12th - Lilly and Sunny - 68%

โ€‹

Our Yellow Plus and Blue classes were exceptionally strong this month - what a great standard of riding and some well-earned results!

โ€‹

โค๏ธ RED (walk/trot/canter)

1st - Anna and Gwen - 78.2%
2nd - Emma and Skye - 77.5%
3rd - Skyla and Bambi - 75.7%
4th - Abi and Cassie - 70.2%
5th - Robyn and Drummer - 67.7%
6th - Immie and Merlin - 67.3%
7th - Jed and Songbird - 66.4%
8th - Lucy and Autumn - 64.5%

โ€‹

© 2020 Demi Dressage - a trading name of CB Equestrian Ltd

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • YouTube