September 9, 2021

The Next Few Months

With Lamplight over, my 2021 rated season has come to a close. Unless someone comes out of the woodwork with scores that haven't been submitted from before 8/31 yet, we'll be the Second Level WPCSA Sec D All-Breeds champions for 2021:

I know there are better Second Level Section D's out there than Connor, but we put the time, money and effort in to get the 8 60%+ scores across four rated shows/judges, so that does count for something. And as always, I'm thrilled to get to promote the Castleberry name outside the Welsh world, which is always my ulterior motive for things like year-end awards.

Connor doesn't need year end awards, all he needs out of horse shows is divesting the ladies from their treats

With that, our time showing rated Second has come to an end. There's nothing more I want to achieve at that level, so from here, we won't show rated again until 3-1 is ready. Which will hopefully be next spring, but who knows? I'm not in a hurry.

We'll still show Second one last time at our GMO's schooling show championships and ride-offs the last weekend of September, because I qualified for it and it's 30 minutes from home, and they give out dope ribbons with tassels, so why not? 

Dope ribbons with tassels

GP trainer recommended I spend the rest of September working on the test movements that I can pick up points in at ride-offs, then giving him a week completely off at the beginning of October, followed by a light week the second week of October. That following weekend will be the Welsh show, and then the Monday after that, he goes to GP trainer's for Third Level Boot Camp for two months.

His pink Two Horse Tack halter is so manly <3

It's a bit strange then to think that this month is my last month getting to school Dressage regularly until January!


  1. Sounds like a great plan. But what I really want to know is if you are going to show Disco in hand?!?!

  2. Congrats on that BOMB all breeds award! You sure as shit earned it!

  3. Congratulations! So nice to get a little extra satin for all the hard work you've put in. Also, I would definitely go for the tassel ribbons too. Still a lot of things on your calendar before Connor heads off to training, so I'm excited to follow along!

  4. What a fun and rewarding show season! Congrats!

  5. Awesome!! Those ribbons with tassels are super pretty!!