Dressage at Woodside CDI*** California Show Report

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dressage at Woodside CDI*** California Show Report

Canadian Conquest at Dressage at Woodside CDI
Text and Photos By Sheri Scott

The Canadians came for a summer vacation to northern California and dominated the small tour at the Woodside CDI*** on July 13-16. Leslie Reid won the Prix St. Georges (67.667%) and Intermediaire freestyle (71.333%) on Patti and George Hatch’s 10 year old Dutch warmblood gelding Orion.

“He was a little bit tense in the St. Georges,” explained Reid. “He just holds himself a little bit tight. That’s what I have to work on over the winter—improve his bending and his elasticity. All of his pirouettes and canter work and his changes feel really good. I just have to get him so he’s looser and more supple looking in the lateral work.”

Reid, of Top Fox Equestrian Centre in Langley, British Columbia, was very happy with Orion’s Intermediaire I test, which she feels suits him better than the Prix St. Georges. Their 67.250% put them in third place, less than 1% out of first place.