On June 12, Miami dressage rider Kelsey Poleyeff and coach Lindsey Carmack adventured to Roberts Arena in Wilmington Ohio for the first dressage show of the summer. The goal of the weekend was to help Kelsey begin to collect her scores towards her Bronze Medal, an award given out by USDF to any rider who receives qualifying scores in First Level, Second Level, and Third Level. Rominee Ros, known as Tanner around the barn, was the horse for the job.
There were many amazing horses competing, ridden by some of the best riders in the area, but Tanner and Kelsey were up for the challenge of riding with the big boys. The first test of the day was First Level Test 1, in which they scored a 68.704% for First Place in a class of entirely Open and Amateur riders!
The second class of the day was First Level Test 2, in which they scored a 66.250% for another First Place! What a successful day!
It was a great weekend, both at the horse show and exploring Wilmington. The annual Banana Split Festival was in full swing, which included live music, a car show, carnival games, and of course delicious banana splits! Over the course of the weekend, Lindsey and Kelsey had seen many other guests in the hotel they were staying at carrying around animal carriers. When Lindsey inquired about why, they discovered that they needed to take a trip to the Roberts Centre to experience a different kind of animal show, the CFA Great Lakes Regional Cat Show!
Overall it was a wonderful weekend full of success and fun. Stay tuned for more horse show updates.