Please joint me in congratulating my friend June on earning her Dressage Foundation Century Award today. She rode my 30 year old horse, Mydan Mydandy+ and I believe is the 126th recipient of this award.
Special thanks go to Leslie at Lighten Up Dressage for running a great show and to the Dressage Foundation-they even called June yesterday to wish her luck on the ride.
Dandy could not believe it when we started discussing this possibility-he was firmly convinced that he was retired with a capital "R". June has ridden him lots before, so the extra rides did not clue him in to his "un-retirement". He got very suspicious yesterday for an unexplained bath in chilly weather. He was down right dubious this morning when I braided him. He got off the trailer and glared at me, with an "I told you so" look. After all of that, they did amazing. She earned an incredible 70% in her Intro B ride and he did not look, nor act his age!
To make it even more special for me, this is the horse that I have owned for the last 28 years and I have pictures of me next to him on the day he was born.
Here is the one picture that I have gotten from a friend. I was too busy being a proud "mama" to take any myself. I am sure that we will get some better ones which I can post if anyone is interested.
As promised, here is the link from the show photographer of her wonderful pictures of the Century Ride. I plan to order several of them and hope that she will allow them to be submitted to the Dressage Foundation and the Arabian Horse Association. http://www.photoreflect.com/store/Th...9&g=1ORL000X0A