Although I grew up as an eventer and typically attend events not dressage shows as media, I mainly ride dressage these days. I had so much fun watching the freestyle dressage this afternoon. I hope one day I ride half as well as these wonderful juniors and young riders.
In the Junior Freestyle Championship, the top 3 were:
1st – Laurence Blais Tetreault and Lowelas of Quebec, Canada (71.525%)
2nd – Naima Moreira Laliberte and Windbreaker 3 of Quebec, Canada (71.200%)
3rd – Barbara Davis and Rotano representing Region 3 (69.875%)
In the Young Rider Freestyle Championship, the top 3 were:
1st – Ayden Uhlir and Sjapoer representing Region 6 (72.175%)
2nd – Jamie Pestana and Winzalot representing Region 7 (70.975%)
3rd – Tanya Strasser Shostak and Action Tyme of Quebec, Canada (70.500%)
After the medal presentations and victory gallops, we were all treated to a freestyle demonstration by Canadian Olympian Jacqueline Brooks and her wonderful Grand Prix horse D Niro.