Chardon Valley results, and then some

Two blues, a pink, and a pink-purple-blue foot.

Two blues, a pink, and a pink-purple-blue foot.

 

I can thank Charm for all of the above. We won in the musical freestyle quadrille class and Training Level test 3, then flamed out fifth out of five in the First Level test 2. Interesting side note–our losing score was higher than our winning score in Training and First Level. Different judges in each class. We nailed it in quadrille, which we always do. Judges just can’t resist the “Rockin’ Riders”, and we got a 79 (that’s huge) this time around. Here’s a photo from our performance this past July at Willow Tree–

Charm and I are on the far left. Our skirts were supposed to flare out behind us, but depending on the wind they didn't always do that. They have spangly guitars and musical notes on them.

Charm and I are on the far left. Our skirts were supposed to flare out behind us, but depending on the wind they didn’t always do that. They have spangly guitars and musical notes on them.

 

As for the multicolored foot, I can thank Charm for that. Right before our first ride of the day she saw something irresistible and didn’t care if I was in the way of her getting a better view of it. Fortunately it didn’t affect my riding ability but it did make walking a bit problematical. There are some folks out there who bemoan the roominess of Mountain Horse Victoria riding boots but I like them and in this case they turned out to be my best friend. As for my second-best friend (Ms Sassypants when she’s naughty) I only wish there were some way I could repay her for being a pain in the foot…

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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4 Responses to Chardon Valley results, and then some

  1. that is one colorful foot! glad there were no broken bones. and congrats on the riding results–two out of three ain’t bad!

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  2. jan fed says:

    You are doing so much with Charm!!! Did you get any video of latest quadrille? Phenomenal score!

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  3. Ouch! Looks so painful. And I’m sure it hurt even more the second day…
    Well, I’d say that the scores were great in the tests! I don’t put too much into the placing. Getting the same, or even higher (!) score on a test at a higher level is wonderful!

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