San Diego Chapter Show, June 16-17, 2007

The San Diego Chapter show marked Rachel Loiancono’s debut with her seven year old Oldenburg gelding Welcome Sunny. Rachel and Sunny have been training with Donna for about 4 months and have made vast improvements. Sunny is an elegant mover, but sensitive and easily rattled. He clearly thought the show environment was overly stimulating, but Rachel was patient with him. With quiet, reassuring riding, Sunny grew more confident and relaxed with each class, finishing on Sunday with a win at training level test 4. He scored 68.9%. Judge Jane Weatherwax gave him an eight on gaits. Great start, Sunny and Rachel!

Jazzman topped both the Grand Prix (66.4%) and the Grand Prix Freestyle (69.2%), winning the FEI High Point Award along the way. Jane Weatherwax gave him 8’s on his two tempi and one tempi changes, his extended walk, and the musicality of his freestyle.