Submitted by Lisa Graf
The NCDCTA Championship show was held Nov 3rd and 4th at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford NC. Several Eastern North Carolina riders made the trip to the Horse Park to participate.
Lisa Graf showed her mare Tiara PT in the 3rd level musical freestyle championship and the 4th level Adult Amateur championship classes. Tiara did very well in her 4th level tests and even got a 61.667% in her 4th level test two debut! Which resulted in winning the AA 4th level championship. The 3rd level Musical Freestyle Championship test did not go as planned. It was held late in the afternoon with lots of shadows over the ring and a lot of spectators watching and Miss Tiara decided it was all too scary to handle and threw in some un-choreographed spooks in the test. Which also threw off the timing with the music. She still finished with a 60% and 8th place.
Jeanette Van Mill showed Lisa’s young New Forest Pony, Whaiku, in training level in his first ever recognized show. Whaiku handled the warmup and general show atmosphere very well for his first outing and he placed in all his classes with a couple of scores of 65%.
Heather Hamilton piloted Bianca Rosso’s mare, Hidden Treasure, to a 3rd place finish in the 2nd level open Championships. Rebecca Banta and Fools Golde finished 7th in their first level JR championships. Anna Godwin and Rock Solid also put in some nice tests and nice placings.
It was a great show with a nice friendly atmosphere.