At the Golden State Dressage CDI 3*** Show in Rancho Murieta this weekend, Dragonfire had two entries giving strong performances. With a total of five rides between Merriewold Galaxie (bottom three photos) and High Times (top two photos, photo credit: Michele Dodge), Jennifer McFall never took less than second place the entire show.
Galaxie was stellar in her First Level debut of 2010, receiving a high score of 67.333% in First Level Test 1. Judge Paula Lacy commented that she was "An athletic and elastic horse with good potential".
Billy's top score was a 68.947% in First Level Test 4, which gave him the high score of the class and the blue ribbon. On Sunday, where the wind felt like it was going to gust us right out of the arena, Billy managed to score a "9" and a "4" in the same test! His good parts were still good enough to give him a second place finish right behind his coach, Christiane Noelting's first place ride.