Wow! I cannot tell you how amazing it has been to sit down and watch hundreds of videos from our 30 Days to Round Challenge Students. I love seeing your arenas, your beautiful horses, the incredible bond that each of you have with your horse, and of course the progress.
It is incredible to see that the online training is working. I can see you doing the exercises, riding with a plan, setting up cones to ride the snowman, and bringing confidence and determination to your rides. I am so proud and I am incredibly grateful to each and every student and the incredible community that you are a part of.
This program really is about “Dressage for All” and watching videos with all different breeds, shapes, sizes, and backdrops really brings my mission to life. These programs do work and I am so grateful to you for your dedication and commitment to your riding and training!
I also want to remind you that riding is hard. Sometimes we’re at a place where we see a big boost and a jump in our progress and other times progress will plateau. Stay consistent during these plateaus. And focus on how far you’ve come in your journey with your horse.
In this recording of my Thursday, October 19th 2023 LIVESTREAM, I announced our winners. Congratulations!
- Eileen Childs (aka Eileen Wygal on Facebook)
- Meg Rac
- Magdalena Marggraf
- Julie Clifton
- Carolyn Stimmel
- Kara Blokland
- Cynthia Smith
- Bonus Placing! (Since I couldn’t pick just 7!) Donna Burdon
I also have some honorable mentions. These go to students who showed complimentary horsemanship and sportsmanship during the challenge that I believe should be recognized.
- Elizabeth Kraayenbrink
- Monique Tindall
- Gracie and her mother Trisha
- Dawn Leonard
- Michelle Benoit
- Anna Reinholdsdotter
- Catherine “Cat” Benson
- Carrie Meinecke
- Kim Harlan
- Carin Robinson
I wanted to share with you a short video that Nicole from my team put together of our top 7 transformations and some of our honorable mentions and “Dressage for All” exclamations. Watch it here.
Congratulations again to our winners and to all the riders who participated. This is only the beginning…and remember Dressage for All!