No, I wasn’t lazy. Even though this performance was in early July (after our rather dismal performance in June) and I promised video of it “soon”, I didn’t get the complete set of two video camera angles until a couple of days ago. But it was worth the wait to showcase a score of 90.385, wouldn’t you think?
Now I have to ask your indulgence for all the dust…but it was worth it for the score…just imagine it’s sort of like one of those theater performances where the fog machine goes wild and half obscures the stage. I cut between the two cameras to try to minimize the dust. And I know some smarty-pants is going to comment that we got that great score because the judge couldn’t really see us. Well, who knows? All I know is, I’ll take it! You know you’ve got something good going when the judge steps down from the booth at the end of your performance and enters the ring to tell you that except for maybe performances at Dressage at Devon, this is the best amateur musical freestyle quadrille she has ever seen.
(PS: If you haven’t seen video of our previous quadrille performances, my horse Charm is the only chestnut in the group. Makes it kind of hard to hide the mistakes, especially in this performance where she tried to jump the canter cue twice!)
Closing credits photo courtesy of Elizabeth Grainger