Isabel's highlight reel

Isabel and I were riding partners under a lease agreement from 2012-2016. It's not an exaggeration, nor hyperbole, to say that she single-handedly transformed me as a rider. You can read the brief history of our partnership here, but suffice it to say those four years were very special.

This page is dedicated specifically to our competitions, with a few other notable outings tossed in for good measure (like cross country schooling or dressage clinics). Each event has a representative photo from the day, with a link back to the original post (most of which have TONS more photos and usually videos too).

The list is in reverse chronological order, so feel free to scroll all the way down and work your way up to get the full effect of where we started to where finished as a team. Enjoy!

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June 26 - Stephen Birchall Dressage Clinic @ Wyndham Oaks



May 22 - MCTA Jenny Camp CT @ Shawan Downs
8th place: Beginner Novice
Dressage USEF BN B- 34.5 (tied for 2nd, pinned separately)
Stadium - 12 penalties
Cross country - W


May 8 - Fair Hill Starter Trial
TE: Beginner Novice
Dressage USEF BN B - 31.5 
Stadium - 8 penalty points, TE
Cross country - clear


April 24 - Blogger Meet-up Cross Country Schooling! @ Carousel Park


April 17 - Janet Foy "Through the Levels" Dressage Clinic (audit)

April 10 - MDHT Spring Starter #2 @ Loch Moy
2nd Place: Beginner Novice
dressage USEF Beginner Novice B - 25.0%
stadium - 4 penalty points
cross country - clear


April 3 - Long Johns Dressage Schooling Show @ OF
USEF Eventing Test Training B - 35.91%
USEF Eventing Test Preliminary A - 36.59%


March 25 - Dressage Clinic with Grant Schneidman @ Ship's Quarters Farm


March 13 - Dressage Fix-a-Test Clinic @ OF
Prelim-A Test 2: 65%  (35% penalties)
Prelim-A Test 1: 60% (40% penalties)


March 12 - Stephen Birchall Dressage Clinic @ Wyndham Oaks


2015

October 18 - MDHT Fall Starter Series #2 @ Loch Moy

11th place: Novice
-dressage USEF Novice Test B: 33.8%
-stadium max 2'11": 12 penalty points
-cross country max 2'11: clear


October 13 - Cross Country Clinic @ An Otherwise Perfect Farm




September 6 - Fall paper Chase @ Tranquility Manor Farms


September 5 - Polo Clinic



August 30 - There Goes Summer Trials @ Olde Hope Farms

1st place: Novice
-dressage USEF Novice Test A: 27.8
-stadium max 2'11": 4 penalty points
-cross country max 2'11": clear


August 23 - Starter Trials @ OF

2nd place: Beginner Novice
-dressage USEF Beginner Novice Test A: 30.0
-stadium max 2'7": clear
-cross country max 2'7": clear


August 19 - Cross Country Clinic @ An Otherwise Perfect Farm



August 16 - Mill Series Jumper Show @ Tranquility Manor Farms

-5th in 2'6" Optimum Time
-4th in 3' Optimum Time


August 4 - David O'Connor Clinic @ Waredaca (as auditor)


June 27 - Fair Hill International Starter Trial

2nd place: Beginner Novice
-dressage USEF Beginner novice Test B: 33.3
-stadium max 2'7": clear
-cross country max 2'7": clear


June 25 - Cross Country Clinic @ Tranquility



June 21 - MCTA Starter Event at Tranquility Manor Farms

5th place: Beginner Novice 
-dressage USEF Beginner Novice Test B: 36.5 (6th place, scored separately)
-stadium max 2'7": 4 penalty points
-cross country max 2'7": clear


June 7 - Waredaca Starter Trials

11th place: Beginner Novice
-dressage USEF Beginner Novice Test A: 45.3
-stadium max 2'7": clear
-cross country max 2'7": 20 penalty points


May 24 - Maryland Horse Trials Spring Starter Series #3 @ Loch Moy

6th Place: Beginner Novice
-dressage USEF Beginner Novice Test B: 26.8
-stadium max 2'7": clear
-xc max 2'7": 20 penalty points

May 17 - MCTA Jenny Camp Horse Trials

3rd Place: Introductory 
-dressage USEF Beginner Novice Test A: 35.0 (tied-4th for dressage, placed separately)
-stadium max 2'3": 4 penalty points
-xc max 2'3": clear


May 7 - Cross Country Schooling @ Tranquility



March 21 - Winter Schooling Show Series @ FV

-3rd place equitation over fences - course A (2'3")
-2nd place equitation over fences - course B (2'3")


March 15 - Fun Schooling Show @ OF

-1st place under saddle
-3rd place over fences (2'3")


March 11 - Dressage Clinic with Grant Schneidman @ Ship's Quarters Farm



2014


2014 in Review: Part 1Part 2Part 3 & Part 4


November 2 - Hunter Trials @ Tranquility Manor Farms

-1st place in Adult Hunter 2' Course
-1st in Novice Adult Hunter 2' Course


October 25 - MCTA Jenny Camp Horse Trials

Eliminated, Rider Fall: Introductory 
-dressage USEF Beginner Novice Test A: 39.0
-stadium max 2'3": clear
-xc max 2'3": RF


October 19 - Schooling Show @ OF

-1st place over fences (2'3")
-2nd place under saddle



September 28 - Starter Horse Trials @ OF

4th place: Baby Beginner Novice 
-dressage USEF Beginner Novice Test A: 41.6
-stadium max 2'3": clear
-xc max 2'3": clear


September 21 - Combined Training Show @ GE

2nd place: Intro A Division 
-dressage Intro B: 41.25
-stadium (2'): clear


September 20 - XC Schooling @ OF


July 13 - Combined Training Show @ GE

1st place: Elementary B Division  
-dressage Intro B: 42.2
-stadium (2'): clear


June 8 - Schooling Show @ GE

-1st in Advanced W-T-C
-3rd in Adult W-T-C
-1st in 18" Vertical Hunter Over Fences
-1st in 2' Hunter Over Fences
-3rd in 2' Jumpers