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Sandy and Releve' Ride in Charlotte Dujardin clinic held at LAEC Burbank

In the beginning of June, Sandy and Releve' made the trip to Los Angeles Equestrian Center to take part in a private clinic with Charlotte Dujardin hosted by Marta Kauffman and Jaye Cherry.  It was quite an honor to get chosen for this clinic as it was not publicly advertised.  This was a great opportunity to work with a record holding Olympian for three days in a row.  Charlotte's teaching style was friendly, but to the point.  She wants the horses forward, and also in self carriage. 

Releve' really stepped up to the increased work load and tried her hardest.  Charlotte was quite impressed with her suppleness and  willingness to try harder all the time.  In order to build confidence with flying changes, Charlotte had Sandy work them on short lines, like the serpentine, or just a simple half circle back to the track to help keep her canter compact and "bouncy."  Toward the end of the second day, they were able to do a line of four tempes down the long side.

Other canter work included working pirouettes with much angle on a ten meter circle but still with a forward canter.  When that was established, more collection was then asked for.

In the trot, beautiful half passes were achieved at the angle which is asked for in Grand Prix, and in Releve's new FEI trot.  Lateral work is her forte!

Charlotte had only good things to say about this pair and felt that Releve' could some day make a team horse for Sandy. 

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Releve' Wins CDS Horse of the Year Second Level at 2013 Championships

Releve' captured the CDS horse of the year championships held at Rancho Murietta with the impressive score of 73.3%. The CDS championship is an average score of both test two and test three ridden on different days of the show.  Releve' swept the competition with wins on both days and gave Sandy two very consistent rides.  We are very excited to see what the future holds for these two!

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Releve' Wins High Point of Golden State Dressage Festival

Releve' earned her highest score ever at one of Northern California's largest dressage shows held at Rancho Murietta the weekend of April 4th through 7th.  Her 76% included highlights such as 8's on her medium trots, medium canters, free walk, 10 meter canter circles and simple changes.  Her perfect halt scored a 9.  Collective marks were all 8's except for a nine received on rider's correct and effective use of the aids.  What a treat!  This mare is having a fantastic show season and is consistently scoring in the 70's at every show.

Siva Afi also racked up several more qualifying scores so that she will be able to show off her elegant movement at Championships this fall.




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March Mania Dressage Show results

We had a great show at the Golden State Dressage March show.  Releve cleaned up at Second level with consistent scores of 69% at second level test 2 and test 3.  She is now qualified for the USDF championships, and has just a few more scores to go for CDS championships.

Click here to view Releve's second level ride

Wladamir had his first show with Sandy at training level after being in training only a month, and he scored a 67% and 2nd place.  He was a very good boy!

On Saturday, the babies were shown at training level.  Siva Afi won both her classes  with a 70% and a 71%.  This was her very first show and she has only been under saddle for 6 months.  She handled everything beautifully even though both her classes were in the indoor arena.

Her younger half brother Del Fuego placed 3rd and 4th with 64% and 65%.  He had two very good tests, especially considering he has not yet turned four.  You can also see Del Fuego on the sale page and watch a video of one of his tests there.
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Ride times for March Mania Dressage show at Rancho Murietta March 8th/9th

 
DAY

Friday
Friday
Friday
Friday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
Saturday
TIME

9:32 AM
10:31 AM
2:07 PM
3:02 PM
8:30 AM
8:47 AM
10:08 AM
11:27 AM
ARENA

2 Snack Bar
2 Snack Bar
2 Snack Bar
2 Snack Bar
1 Main
1 Main
1 Main
1 Main
HORSE

Wladamir
Wladamir
Releve'
Releve'
Siva Afi
Siva Afi
Del Fuego
Del Fuego
TEST

Training - Test 3
First Level - Test 1
Second Level - Test 2
Second Level - Test 3
Training - Test 1
Training - Test 2
Training - Test 3
Training - Test 2
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Tentative show schedule - 2013

Here is a preliminary calendar of the shows we will be attending:

March 8-18  March Mania at Rancho Murietta

April 4-7 Golden State Dressage CDI at Rancho Murietta

April 28  Dressage at PEC Schooling show

May 5  Dressage in the Almonds in Lodi

June 1-2  Dressage at the Gaits  Gilroy Gaits in Gilroy

Please contact Sandy if you are interested in attending any of these shows.  Coaching will also be available.


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Golden State Premiere February 1st 2013
The Golden State Premiere show on February 1st at Rancho Murietta was a huge success!  Sandy showed her mare Releve' at second level and won both her classes with a 71% in each class.  Her highest score of 71.9% earned her the high sore of she show on Friday.

Robyn Flaharty's gelding Anaro was also shown by Sandy at third level tests 1 and 3 and he scored a 64% in each class.  He placed 1st and 2nd in his classes.

On Saturday Sandy showed Del Fuego, a coming four year old gelding by Da Caprio owned by Erika Pilimai.  This was Fuego's first show ever, and he scored a consistent 68% in each training level class which earned him a 1st and a 3rd placing.  You can also find Del Fuego on the sale page.

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Sandy uses in depth analysis and detailed explanation to instruct in the correct use of the aids - Dressage lessons - Full Training - Clinics Lessons and Training provided at Clay Station Ranch, 9439 Clay Station Road, Wilton, CA  95693 www.claystationranch.com 

For further information please contact sandy@sandysavage.com or call 916-712-2719
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