Every year, Mystic Pony Club and Shetucket Valley Pony Club put on a show together at Mystic Valley Hunt Club. It is typically the end of October and one of the last outdoor shows in the area. It was actually cancelled in 2012 due to snow falling the night before and covering the course. This year there was no snow, but there was definitely wind. It was in the mid 50s and windy today.
This was the first time Alex and Vicki did this type of show. The show included dressage classes, 2 phase (dressage and stadium jumping), and 3 phase (dressage, stadium jumping, and cross-country jumping). Alex and Vicki entered in Grasshopper 2 phase which means they did a walk-trot dressage test and a stadium jump course of 10 jumps up to 18″ in height. They both also did an extra walk-trot dressage test. Alexis, Vicki’s friend and one of Anna’s students, rode in 2 dressage tests.
Alex and Nike got 2nd in 2 phase, and 1st in dressage. Vicki and Devil got 4th in 2 phase and disqualified in dressage because Devil decided to exit the ring a little early. Both of them rode a clear round in the jumping and had a blast. Alexis and Huey got 2nd and 3rd in dressage.