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October 23, 2013

Region 1 Finals 2013 Days 3&4: By The Numbers

Team Sprieser had a smashing weekend at the Region 1 Finals.

Miles travelled: 300
Nights on the road: 4
Hours of sleep: mayyyybe 24
Nights I remembered to do yoga before going to bed: mayyyyybe 2

Regional Champions: 1, Kristin C and Billy at second level junior/young rider. (She should have been third level junior/young rider champion as well—there was a big spread in her scores, and I thought her ride was stunning, but they didn't ask for my opinion, alas!)
Awards Ceremonies: 6
Riders qualified for the USDF National Championships: 2, almost 3 (We may still get a wildcard for Kathleen, who was seventh in the first level adult amateur championships, just tenths of a point off the minimum qualifying score, so now we wait and see if anyone who placed ahead of her failed to declare.)
Riders qualified for the USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals: 1 (yeah Kristin C!)

Broken bones: 2 (one finger, one toe, both fine.)
Broken bicycles: 1 (which is what happens when a certain dumb-dumb parks her bike behind a truck!)
Amazing meals cooked out of an Airstream trailer: 2 (kudos to the Richards clan!)
Number of riders called off course when they really weren't: 1 (Kristin C was super cool about it)
Number of truck-key-related mishaps: 2 (Allison lost the keys for a few hours on Thursday; I locked them in the truck Sunday night.)
Cookies eaten: …let's not go there just yet.

Percentage of riders who've already started talking about their 2014 goals: 100 percent!

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