Junior rider and star-in-the-making Veronica West once again made a big impression on the judging panel by earning an overall score of 70.421% for her CDI Junior Rider Individual Test with her own black Hanoverian gelding Nobleman (Hatiello XX x Weira by Wenzel II). West has been competing in dressage for less than two years and the Mid-Winter Dressage CDI was her international debut, but she didn't let first-time jitters get in the way of an outstanding performance. "I was so nervous yesterday for the Team Test - it's very intimidating going in there for the first time in front of five FEI judges and not knowing where you really stand," she said. "I knew it was a solid test, but I never dreamed we would score so well. Today I did feel much more confident, and even though Nobleman was a little more tired we had another good test. He's such a wonderful horse."
Complete results are available on the California Dreaming Productions website, www.californiadreamingproductions.com. The final day of competition at Mid-Winter Dressage resumes Sunday at 8:00am PST.
Formed by a partnership between long-time show organizer Glenda McElroy of Burbank, CA and Grand Prix riders and trainers David and Alisa Wilson of Chino Hills, CA, the goal of California Dreaming Productions is to bring a fresh face to international-level dressage competition on the West Coast. Additional show information is available on the new California Dreaming Productions website, as well as regular updates posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/californiadreamingproductions. For more information, contact Glenda McElroy, firstname.lastname@example.org, or David and Alisa Wilson, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.