Monday, August 6, 2012

Proud of My Daughter!

Alexis had the opportunity to ride an upper level horse this past Saturday and try to earn scores toward her USDF Bronze medal.  She was entered in two - third level tests - hoping to earn at least one score towards her Bronze medal.

The two tests were scheduled for one hour apart.  After riding her first test, her trainer was able to find out her score in time to move her to a second level test instead - because her first test score was high enough to qualify.  She needed a 60% or higher and earned a 61%.
Alexis was able to score high enough in the second level test to earn that qualifier also. She came away with two qualifying scores in 1 hour...not to bad!  Her second level test score was a 64%.
Third Level - test 1:

Second Level - test 2:

Lamiro was the horse she rode yesterday - lovely 19 yr old Dutch Warmblood gelding who certainly knows what to do when he enters the ring.  I had not seen Alexis ride him till yesterday - and I had to keep reminding myself, 'that is my daughter!'  While I felt nervous enought to lose my breakfast as they prepared to enter the ring for their first test, by the second test, I was able to relax and enjoy watching.

So proud of Alexis!  Not only for earning two qualifying scores yesterday, but for how she conducts herself at a show.  She took the time to stop and chat a moment with all the competitors she knew - asking how their rides went or wishing them good luck.  She jumped in without being asked to help her trainer's daughter who was also showing yesterday - running to get anything needed, showering off horses, and making sure everyone was where they needed to be.

Also feel very fortunate that Lex landed in a place with such quality horses, generous owners, and a top notch trainrer who truely cares for her.


Austen said...

So good to see you guys again Saturday! Tell Lex good luck! She's a lovely rider!

L.Williams said...

Big congratulations to your daughter, that is super awesome! :)

Malin said...

You should be proud!! I am proud too, and I don't even know her. LOL

Karley said...

Proud mama!! :) Congrats!

Hillary said...

Congrats to your daughter! That horse looks massive!

Carol said...

Wow - what a nice horse and your daughter rode beautifully! I enjoyed watching the videos. Congratulations to your daughter on being on her way to her bronze medal!

Jessica said...

Congrats to your daughter!

Also I would recognize Foxton anywhere.. although it's weird to see it set up for a dressage show!

Achieve1dream said...

That is so awesome!!! Congrats Lex! You are such a great rider and I'm so happy you got two of your qualifying scores. :D