Last weekend Emily Springer atop Mezmerize, aka: Sadie, went to their first combined test ever and competed at the Beginner Novice level! The combined test was held at Blue Goose Stables in Cochranville, Pa and despite a chilly morning the sun warmed up just enough for Emily and Sadie for their 11:44am dressage ride time!
We started the morning with some muttering and a few select choice words over braiding Sadie's mane for the show with freezing cold fingers and some rusty braiding skills. Sadie hopped right in the trailer thankfully and off we went. Dressage started us off and Emily and Sadie entered the ring and did their test with just one little hiccup in forgetting a change of rein across the diagonal. Then they ran down to the jump ring to put in a Beginner Novice jump round at 2'7 that was really good for the fact that they had no warmup time at all! All in all it was a good day and a fun day! Plan to look for more of Emily and Sadie in the combined test scene in the future!