Dressage News and Results

“Jessica” Ideal Saddle

December 28, 2017

Annette Gavin, from Hastilow Saddlery,  just reflocked both saddles for Guess and Fab.  I was happy to hear her say how great Guess’s trot looked.  She saw a big improvement from last time.   Also, Fab needed the tree widened in her saddle.  She is growing and changing shape too!

My son, Seth, came up from Texas.  We went on a trail ride and he really liked riding in the saddle on Fab.   YES, I trail ride in a dressage saddle.  it is comfy.  Our trail rides are  pretty leisurely!

Annette left me with some new reins to try.  So far, I really like the leather rein with the rubber backing.

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June 30, 2017

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August 17, 2016

I have really been busy this year traveling to Washington State, Ohio, Wisconsin, Texas, New Jersey, North Carolina,Virginia and Georgia.   Judging helps my riding and riding helps my judging and teaching.  I feel honored to be asked to to judge at so many different shows and meet people around the country.

Great students

I have really enjoyed picking up some super new students and I always love teaching my long-term clients.  One son, Seth – age 23 – has graduated and Beto is a senior.  So my time is freed up and I have some wonderful dedicated students who are competing at 2nd lvl – GP.

Fabuleste is FABULOUS!!!!

Guess’s 3 year old full sister is already 17.1 and has been ridden for a couple months.  I am really pleased with her progress.  She has been on multiple trail rides and crossed lots of streams.  The first time was a little challenging but now she is a trooper.   It has been interesting because I am trying to find a saddle that fits her while also getting used to riding a youngster.

2016 Show Performance

Guess qualified for BLM and GAIG at 2nd level and then he and Heidi concentrated on perfecting the flying changes.   Heidi worked with Linda Zang at multiple clinics and Guess is definitely getting the concept!!!

GAIG Show Results, Lexington, VA.

October 24, 2015

Heidi recently competed Beste Guess at the GAIG show in Lexington.

Heidi’s Clinic

August 14, 2015

In March (2015), Heidi attended a mandatory Dressage Clinic with Gary Rockwell and Katrina Wurst in Wellington, FL.
The clinic was packed with information and was one of the best clinics she has ever attended.   She stayed an extra day for an extremely informative Dressage Freestyle Seminar.

Heidi has been busy judging in Florida, Iowa, and Northern Virginia.  In the next couple months, she will be judging in Washington State, South Carolina, Maryland, and Minnesota.

Beste Guess 2014 Show Record–

This 5-year old showed very successfully at Training 2 and 3 in his premier 2014 competition.  Heidi and Beste Guess recieved scores of 72.5% and 75.0% with many 7s, and 8s.
“Fun to ride” because he’s smart, bold, and very athletic– We are looking forward to what the 2015 show season brings.

Beste Guess 2015 Show Record–

Beste Guess has been to only one show so far in 2015.  On May 2<sup>nd</sup>, we competed at the CDCTA show at Morvan Park in Leesburg, Virginia.
We received a 73.8% in Training Level Test  3.  This was only his second time competing at that level.  Guess was the <span style=”color: #8b4513; font-size: large;”>Training Level Champion for the show.</span>

We competed in First Level Test 3 the same day and received a 73.8% for 2<sup>nd</sup> place.
Heidi is very enthusiastic about Beste Guess – “ I love this horse.  He has it all: talent, attitude, and a wonderful character.   Due to a busy judging schedule, he won’t get out again until August.”