We are officially an FEI team!

The weekend of May 6-7, Fritz and I competed in our first FEI classes, doing the Prix St. George test. I truly couldn’t be more proud of our efforts or accomplishments at the show. A couple of years ago, when I first started in dressage with Fritz, 2nd level seemed unattainable and like an “upper level Read More …

What Makes a Grand Prix Special Different from a Grand Prix?

Grand Prix Dressage is the highest level of dressage. It is the level that the Olympians Compete At. As with all levels of dressage, it is judged based on each movement (or question asked) the horse and ride combination perform. There are also collective marks (marks that take into consideration the entire picture throughout the Read More …

Rider Awards: Gold Medal

Rider medals (bronze, silver, and gold) are awarded based on attaining the required scores at the necessary levels. Today we will discuss the Gold Medal. The Gold medal is awarded based on upper Level test scores. You must acquire four scores of 60% or higher: 2 scores at Intermediate I, Intermediate A, Intermediate B, and/or Intermediate II Level (2 different Read More …

Rider Awards: Bronze Medal

Rider medals (bronze, silver, and gold) are awarded based on attaining the required scores at the necessary levels. Today we will discuss the Bronze Medal. The Bronze medal is awarded based on First-Third Level test scores. You must acquire six scores of 60% or higher: 2 scores at First Level (2 different rides & 2 Read More …