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27 May 2018 Facebook post:

“Everyone for Team River House had a great weekend of firsts at the beautiful Grand Oaks Dressage Show. The wind and rain of a subtropical storm were threatened, but the weather held and ended up being fabulous for riding! Clark donned the tailcoat for the first time and looked dashing as he piloted Tony the Magnificent (Bretone) through two solid Prix St. Georges tests and earned his USDF Silver Medal! Though Rebecca and Micanopy RH are just beginning their partnership together, this gorgeous pair had a very promising start in their first PSG – earning 65+% and the blue ribbon! Kasey and her talented HS Diamond Dolly were brilliant in their first Intermediare I endeavor – earning a 68.6%! They also survived the crackling speakers to earn their first I-1 Freestyle score for Regionals and a blue ribbon. Mitch did a fabulous job navigating through a very respectable initial foray at First Level 3 on an overly exuberant Chewy; Mr. Chew looked a bit like he wanted back in the speed round at the jumper show – two thumbs up for impulsion! I also was lucky enough to ride this weekend on Fran‘s 7 yo star, Grapjas, in his first Prix St. Georges tests. He was fantastic – winning both his Test of Choice classes with 69.6% and 69.4%. He is a joy to ride and has a very bright future! Congrats to all!

 As posted on Facebook on 05 August 2018:

“Team River House survived the heat and had a great show at the always pleasant Canterbury Showplace this weekend! (Be sure to check out the cutest member of the team in the short video =D).

Belatrix RH, a 6 y.o. River House home-bred (Bretone/SPS Weltfee II [Weltmeyer]), was a total star in just her second USDF competition. She was High Point Open Third Level horse with her 70+% winning 3-3 ride. She also won her Fourth Level debut in the demanding 4-3 test with another 70+%. Bela is always a blast to ride – such a good girl!

Kasey and her super unicorn, Dolly, won both their Amateur Intermediare I (with 66+%) and their Intermediare Freestyle (with a 68+%) classes – taking home High Point FEI Amateur honors. Cleaning up yet again in just their second outing at the Intermediare level!

I haven’t had Bahai in the ring since last year’s US Dressage Finals, so we were quite rusty. But, we still managed to pull out a win in the Grand Prix with a 66+% and earn Open FEI Reserve High Point honors. By the Grand Prix Freestyle today, we were starting to get our groove back a bit – she took home the blue with 71+%.

As always, a big THANK YOU to Custom Saddlery for making the fabulous saddles I ride in. Fifi MLW will be sporting the latest gorgeous saddle to head our way when she, Faro SQF, and I head to Festival of Champions in a couple weeks.”

As posted on Facebook 16 September 2018:
“We took a very quick trip over to Grand Oaks to get a few last minute qualifying scores. The always impressive Fifi MLW (Fidertanz/Wolkentanz) tried her new freestyle for a second time. We have worked some kinks out since Festival of Champions and she scored a 79+%!

Home-bred, 6 yo wonder mare, Belatrix RH (Bretone/Weltmeyer) put in a lovely, clean 4-3 test to get her all qualified at fourth level for Regionals. Good girls!”

As posted on Facebook 06 November 2018:
“We’re on the road to Kentucky!!! But, before we get started on US Dressage Finals, a quick update about Team River House’s success at the recent Canterbury Holiday Kick Off Show.Kasey and Dolly rocked their Intermediare II debut, taking home two blue ribbons and High Score FEI Adult Amateur. Way to go Kasey and the Unicorn – you two have a bright future in the Grand Prix!

Mitch and Sir Chewy made their Second Level debut and earned their third score towards a USDF Bronze Medal. They did a great job tackling a new level and concurring those simple changes!

Working student Celina Collins, did a super job piloting Wilber through his first two tests back in the ring after a long hiatus. In just her second dressage show ever, Celina earned her first two scores for her USDF Bronze Medal. Nice job!”

 

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