Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Myrddin Short Course

... and the weather held off too (at least until we were done)...

We enjoyed this show, it was well organized and had a nice course... we enjoyed the fact that there were a number of XC jumps (I believe 12) on top of the show jumping ones (5 at the beginning and 2 at the end).

Found a funny set of quotes from 'International Velvet' on eventing:
"This is dressage, it is meant to be like a ballet, Mr. Clark, not a barn dance”

“Now, some of you may have come here with the impression that dressage is frightfully boring compared to the greater glories of the cross country event. This is because you all lack sophistication, amongst other things.”

“The origins of dressage, however, are very deeply rooted in the classical tradition, so you just have to approach every dressage test as if it were a concerto of Bach. That’s Bach as in the German composer, Mr. Armstrong, not Bach as in Dog.”