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Monterey Springfest 2010

April 14-17

Sterling: Open Western Pleasure Champion  and Stake Champion (with Janna), Friesian Western Pleasure Open Champion (with Janna), Friesian Western Pleasure Stake Champion

Chopper: Friesian Walk and Trot Open and Stake Champion (with Janna), Open Pleasure Driving Champion (with Sale), Open Pleasure Driving Stake Champion

Ate: Reserve Friesian Huntseat Pleasure Open and Stake Champion (with Janna)

Majestic: Dressage Suitability Open and Stake Champion (with Janna) and Open English Pleasure Champion , Open Eng Pleasure Stake Champion (with Janna)

 

The Monterey 2010 show started off with a bang....literally.....

Ate showed first, and he is my favorite horse.  He is a lot of horse, and i think some judges (likely) think he is too much horse for huntseat pleasure.  He is ALWAYS a handful the first class at a horse show, and he was 2nd in the huntseat pleasure open----second, i might add, to the marvelous gelding , Kalypso,  a BSF gelding sold to Debbie Stuart from Nicasio, and 3rd went  to another BSF gelding, Bodega, owned by Barbara Lieback.  I rode Majestic to a win in the dressage suitability open and stake, and Majestic won the Open Eng Pleasure.

My 82 yr old father and his wife, Connie, dove all the way up from so cal to spend the week with us. They had tack cleaning duty, after every afternoon performance. 

  My friend, Liz, gave us the keys to her family's cabin in Carmel, which we thoroughly enjoyed  with my parents for the rest of the week.

Chopper just keeps getting better and better---and he handily took the Walk and Trot division, and earned the blue in the open pleasure driving , and in the stake, with Ron at the helm.  Chopper will be hard to beat--he is amazing; but we DO have to practice the walk before the next show.

Sterling was truly the star of BSF at Monterey. The  17 yr old who i fondly call "Sterling mule", demonstrated that he is not ready to retire, by winning 4  western pleasure classes. Julia drove down from Chico State to show Sterling to a victory in the Friesian Western Pleasure Stake. Sterling's favorite part of the class is when the announcer calls for the "line up!"...only sometimes the announcer has not called for it yet, and Sterling thinks it is time to go to the middle:(  Fortunately "Sterling mule" behaved himself and stayed on the rail for all four of his wins.

 Chopper won the Open Pleasure Driving Stake, and he did a marvelous job.

 Majestic switched gears from dressage to saddleseat, to win the Open Eng Pleasure Stake.

BIG CONGRATS to BSF sold friesians Bodega and Kalypso who also performed very well at this show!!!!  Debbie and Kali were HIGHPOINT (friesian) WINNERS OF MONTEREY SPRINGFEST!!!!

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