On April 23, 2017, the beautiful Texas Rose Horse Park was once again home to a licensed Working Equitation competition, this one judged by California WE judge Barbara Price.
With five competitors, the Introductory – Open class was the largest at the event. Youth rider Madison Waller and her Lusitano Diablo DC placed first in both Dressage (69.048%) and Ease of Handling (69.412%) to clinch the victory. This combination continue to impress with their developing partnership.
Her victory at this competition helped move Madison into 2nd place in the National Standings for Youth riders competing at the Introductory Level and into a tie for 10th place overall for Horse/Rider pairs competing in Introductory (yes, that’s against all ages!).
The Novice A – Open class was won by Randall Walker on Danny Boy. The combination won first in Dressage (62.5%) and Ease of Handling (64.167%) and trailed over a minute behind the speedy Madison Waller on her Welsh pony Rollingwood’s Double Stuff to place second in Speed (Madison and ‘Stuffy’ turned in the fastest time of the day in the speed round). The points she earned on Rollingwoods Double Stuff propelled Madison into a tie for 2nd place Youth competing at the Novice level nationally. Great work, Madison!
Kimberly Brunson was kept busy ~ she competed on three different mounts, coming in second overall in Introductory – Open and third in Novice A Open. The show also welcomed Autumn Hexamer on Lexington and Leah Norstrud on Laureyn in the Introductory – Open class, where the two finished third and fourth, respectively.