Flintridge Dressage Show, La Canada, CA, May 28 - 30, 2010
Sandra Hansen and Mondeo took the big leap and showed Prix St. Georges at this year's Flintridge show. Although Mondeo has shown through Intermediate I, this was Sandra's first FEI class. In spite of more than a few nerves, Sandra rode a clean test and scored 64%, well enough to place fifth in a very competitive class. The next day, she rode even more confidently and moved up in the placings. Veloz also took the big leap to Prix St. Georges. One year after retiring Jazzman at this very show, Donna was back in the FEI ring with a Lusitano stallion. Veloz did a clean test, scoring 60.8%, but he is just developing the engagement he needs to be successful at this level. As he gets stronger, his scores will definitely improve. Exemplar was sidelined by a minor injury, so Donna decided to take Herzsprung to the show just for the experience. Harry was a very brave fellow, taking in the water trucks and the drags and the busy atmosphere with curiosity but not alarm. Because he was so calm, Donna took an open spot in training level test three on Sunday morning. Harry was the first ride of the day but he came away with a win and the high score of the day from Sandra Hotz. What a good boy, Harry!