Paddy's Show Results

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2011
June
Brooklyn Fair Ag Days
Paddy did a great job taking care of Makayla and finishing with 2nd and 3rd place ribbons. Also a 3rd with Katherine.
May
CEC
Leadline with Destiny.2nd , 1st, 3rd, reserve champion ; w/t with Haley 1st , 4th, 5th
April
CEC
Leadline with Destiny. 3rd, 1st, 3rd; w/t with Haley 3rd, 4th, 5th
     
2010
August
Franklin Lions
Second year in a row for Paddy and Brenda. Having practiced mostly barrels this summer, the pair had only a few days to transition back to hunters. Paddy had been difficult about his left lead but Brenda managed to get it every time. 4th and 5th place and unknown for trail, in which Brenda very strategically backed through the rails, moved a bucket, did a 360 degree turn, and sidepassed a rail 2 directions in order to get the mail, with lots of pats for a job well done.
August
Lebanon Fair
Paddy's first time showing western coupled with Heather's first time competition made it a great debut. Heather's hard work paid off placing 5th and 6th??? in Western Pleasure. Fantastic job!!
June

Brookyln Fair
Ag Days

What a fun day. Alex showed Paddy first in two leadline classes. She did a great job beginning posting and took 1st and 2nd place in equitation and command. She will be ready for walk-trot very soon. Katherine competed in Adult Eq. on the flat as well as an Open class. Not so great: bouncy leg, Paddy behind the bridle, but a nice and smooth canter with some good transitions. 4th and 5th.
2009
August
Franklin

Brenda's first show and was it amazing. They got their leads and Brenda did not miss a diagonal. They were 2nd in the equitation class and 3rd in the pleasure class (Paddy was a bit too quick). In trail they actually did the turn on the haunches in the teeniest of boxes, sidepassed the rail AND.....walked over the teeny bridge that was screaming in pain under Paddy's weight. Fantastic first show for Brenda. She's amazing!

August
Lebanon Fair
Fun day! Becky was 2nd in her first class out of 16 and didn't pin in the trail (Paddy wasn't into the bridge).
2008
August
Brooklyn Fair How much fun this day was! A combination of some relaxed horse showing and great fair fun! Paddy didn't do well with Katherine, as he was over anticipating the canter and made some mistakes but still ended up with a 5th in equitation. Better yet, Gillian, who has ridden Paddy only twice in the past 3 years, was 1st in equitation and 1st in pleasure. It was so fun! See the pics!
2007
 
September
Fortunate Farm
A tough day doing all four First level tests. 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 3rd. Leading to the 2007 CHSA Champion!
August
Fortunate Farm
Great ribbons in First 1-3
July?
TSHA
Great show with Katie. Some 2nds and 1sts.
June
Mystic Valley Rated
Beautiful weather. A 4th and 3rd with scores 58 and 56 respectively.
May
Fortunate Farm
Katherine's first time at first level. 1st in First level 1 with a score of 60 and 1st in First Level 2 with a score of 63.
May
CDA Show
A very nice day with a 1st in Training 2 and a 2nd in Training 4 with Katie.
2006

September

October

Grand view
Paddy had a great day earning a 67 in First Level 1 and a 71 in Training 4. They earned 2nd, 1st, and 1st place ribbons. Katie and Paddy were also high point for the series both in Training Level and First Level and Reserve High Point Dressage Test of the day.
Mystic Valley
This was Paddy's first rated show. Katie did an excellent job with him. Their highest score was a 64 and they beat quite a few top horses and trainers. 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd
Fortunate Farm
Katherine and Paddy finally pulled it together and did a much better job. They were 1st, 1st, and 1st with their highest score a 67.

Ayer Mountain Farm Schooling Horse Trials

Paddy did such a great job, and so did Bria of course. The two scored a 68 in dressage and then jumped clean both in cross country and stadium, which is surprising seeing that he's barely jumped since last year's trials. The duo won jr. elementary for the 2nd year in a row. With little Jill they scored a 62 in introductory A and were 6th and 2nd out of 10!!!! Nicely done!
High Acres
This was a so-so day with scores ranging from 55 to 62. Paddy really needed to be ridden more forward and just was not very responsive. He pinned 3rd and 4th.
August
Fortunate Farms
Although Paddy did not go as well as he did at High Acres, the judge was a little easier on us than he had been the previous week. Paddy was very stiff and distracted in Training 2, in a bit of a better frame in Training 3, and in the long and low frame that the judge likes in Training 4. It was a difficult day of lots of fighting with Paddy but he finally came through and performed a good test. Scores 61, 62, and 61. A 5th, 2nd, and 1st.
TSHA
Katie and Paddy had a so-so day, possibly due to Paddy being tired from having shown the day before. Nevertheless, they were 2nd, 2nd, and 1st. Nice job!
 
High Acres
The show record has been finally broken but not without some excellent rides. Training 3 was the best ride that Katherine and Paddy have had together, and Katie felt that it deserved a 70, though surprisingly the pair scored a 56!!!! The other two tests did not earn them good ribbons or scores either (56 and 55) but regardless of ribbons and scores, their confidence is improving. A third and a fifth.
July
Grand view
Make that a show 18 consecutive wins. Katie and Paddy performed very well at their first level debut, scoring a 64!!! Their scores in Training 3 and 4 were a little lower but still got them the win. Three firsts for the day and Reserve High Point.
High Acres
Wow. Paddy had his 15th consecutive win today. Katherine and Paddy performed better in terms of pace, frame, and flexion, but didn't do so well on the circles. The judge commented that if they had actually ridden the circles round they would have earned 8's. Nevertheless, Paddy earned scores of 67, 63, and 64 and were training level champion with three firsts (in one class there were 12 horses!!!). Not the best scores and lots of room for improvement, but that will come. Paddy received compliments from several trainers including one who said that he keeps getting better each time and looks like he's floating. Many thanks to Katie.
June
TSHA
They did it again. Katie and Paddy won all three tests this time with scores of 72, 65, and 71!!!! Then they were again high point training level and day end high percentage. The judge couldn't even think of anything to say!!!! Wow! Katie we love you!
May
TSHA
Katie and Paddy had a fabulous day. They won all three classes with one score of 70! The judges both loved Paddy and felt that with more training he could move up through the levels. They were also high point Training Level and high percentage of the day.....out of all the horses at the show they had the highest score!!!!
Fortunate Farms
Paddy had such a great day doing Training Level. Tests 2 and 4 were in the 60's and Test 3 was 70!!! The judge said he had the lightest canter of any draft horse she had ever seen and has lots of potential. She told me that if anybody ever says Paddy can't do it, don't believe it. She even alluded to the prospect of reaching 2nd level and beyond. All this work, I have to admit, is due to Katie because before she came along he had no canter, so thanks Katie. 1st in Training 2 out of 7, 1st and 1st in Training 3 and 4 out of 3 and 4 horses.
2005
March
Mystic Valley
Bria and Paddy made their debut on a snow-covered day at Mystic Valley. Although we arrived a little late, Bria managed to pull off a spectacular performance with little schooling. Despite a crowded ring and some spooky horses, Bria kept Paddy forward and focused. The two were 1st, 1st, and 2nd and ended up champion. Wow!
April
Westbrook
Way to go Bria and Paddy. Paddy gained some new experiences at his first hunter show at Westbrook. Bria was able to keep Paddy quiet and confident in the schooling ring. It was his first time seeing the spooky jumps and lots of horses jumping. And with T-Rex present at the show the distractions were numerous. 1st, 2nd, 6th, and champion. Gillian also showed Paddy in Long Stirrup and did very well, earning a ribbon.
May
Fortunate Farm
This was Bria's first show and Katherine's first show since giving birth to Isabelle. It was also Paddy's first time at training level. Katherine had some ok tests although Paddy was a bit strong and did some hops during the trot to the right, but Bria got on him and fixed the problem. The pair were 1st and 1st with scores of 62 and 65 respectively. Bria had a more challenging job of getting the right lead canter and memorizing some more difficult and lengthy tests. She did a fabulous job of getting both right lead canters in both tests. Her training 2 test demonstrated a culmination of hard work and perseverance. The duo won a very respectable 5th place in Training 1 and 4th in Training 2.
June
Mystic Valley
Overall a great show. Katherine and Paddy were 1st and 1st in Intro and Bria was a very respectable 7th in Training Level out of a lot of horses!
Carousel Farm
Would you expect anything less than champion from Bria? Paddy was 1st in both of his debut over fence classes and 2nd and 1st under saddle. Katherine and Paddy were 3rd.
July
Fortunate Farm
Bria won all her classes out of quite a few horses! What else can I say! Paddy was 2nd and 6th with Katherine in Adult Pleasure out of 6 entries.
Cornerstone Farm
Even with a few minor problems over fences, Bria was champion. She even won a class she hadn't meant to enter! She won a 4th, 2nd, 1st, 1st, and 1st.
 
Dapper Dan

This was Bria's first bigger rated show and she did a fantastic job. We all figured Bria would be lucky to pin, but she showed us wrong. It was also Bria and Paddy's debut in Long Stirrup. On the flat Bria got both leads and did an impressive job keeping such a large horse cantering consistently. She has quite a bit of elegance. The competition was impressive but Bria wiped them all away and won all three classes. Champion again, although even without the ribbons we were very happy with her.

August
Windcrest
This time it was Kate and Jazmin showing Paddy. For both it was the first time showing Paddy and for Jazmin her first show ever, which was quite impressive considering she hadn't even ridden in 2 years. Kate ended up Reserve Champion and Jazmin was 6th and 6th. Nice job!
September
Dapper Dan
The winning streak continues for Bria as she was again champion. A 5th in her flat class because Paddy broke, but a 1st and 1st in her fence classes. Bria had perfect distances to all her fences and even got a flying change!
Ayer Mountain Farm Horse Trials
Well this was Bria's most impressive performance to date. Her first 3 phase (Paddy's as well) and she was 1st out of 12 horses! She performed an excellent dressage test (got both leads) with a score of 65 and then jumped clear both on cross country and stadium.
Dapper Dan
Another great show although Paddy did not perform his best. 1st on the flat, 5th and champion to the fences. Bria continues her winning streak.
2004

 

March

Willow Valley

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A great way to start the season! Paddy was super! Very soft and forward. We just did walk/trot, but he is getting more maneuverable. Hopefully by the end of the year we will have a nice strong canter. 2nd in the model class, 1st in equ, 1st in pleasure, 2nd trail, 2nd equ championship (out of 2).
April

Mystic Valley dressage

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We had a very nice time doing Introductory A and B. Paddy was very good, although a bit distracted at times. We scored a 60 for A and a 62 for B--our highest scores yet! Two firsts.

May
Carousel Horse Farm
Paddy was extremely good at this schooling show. We did four classes. In the first, we were 2nd out of 3. My equitation on greenies is not too good. In the second (discipline on the rail) we were 1st , 1st in the pleasure out of 4, and 3rd out of 4 in the command. (Paddy took a step to the side during the halt). We ended up champion, and moreover learned that we need to work on consistency and my equitation. So what else is new?
Coventry Equestrian Ctr. Schooling Dressage
Paddy was very well behaved. In our classes he was the only one to not step out of the ring. Our halts were much better and we had lots of forward momentum. Unfortunately, our scores were not that great (58.0 and 56.2). not to mention the fact that the winner of the class was a gorgeous warmblood who stepped out of the ring, reared up, and went off course. But it's not the ribbons--it's the performance. And Paddy definitely performed well. We got two seconds.
Cantering Colts Open Show
Paddy was excellent. He was almost kicked by another horse in the first class and jumped, so we got a second. He won the pleasure class, 2nd in the trail, and 3rd in the command which was supposed to be discipline on the rail. We were reserve champion!
Carousel Horse Farm
Again Paddy was very good. The classes were a little crazy with a few horses out of control. There were 4 horses in all. We were first in equ, pleasure, and discipline rail, and 3rd in command. So champion again!
Mystic Valley

Very nice afternoon and luckily everything was running on time. It was Paddy's first experience at a rated hunter show, so I was a bit nervous about reactions. But everything went well. Our tests went nicely, although a little bauble in the halt on the second test. Our scores were 61 point something and 66.5, I think. Maybe the first one was 63. Anyway, we ended up with two firsts out of 3 horses!!! It was a really great weekend. I don't think I'll be able to top that one! At least not for a while.

June
High Acres
This was a really fun show because my friends were there! Plus the show was nice and laid back,although a little dusty. Kerrie (trainer) did awesome on her 4 year old, Duncan. At his first show he won the first class! Had a really great time and Paddy was very forward. Two seconds out of 5 horses. Scores of 60 and 60.19.
TSHA
Wow was this a big show. There were 19 horses in my class. There were 4 dressage rings plus the hunt course (or whatever you call it in the two phase world). Paddy could have been a little more forward, but did very nicely in the free walk. Basically very well behaved and focused. We won the class with a 70.5. That was the highest dressage score of the day!!!!!! We didn't do the second class because it was going to be too long a wait.
Carousel Horse Farm
Another champion today. However, Paddy was not quite on par. A little behind my leg and not very willing to move underneath himself. Nevertheless, he was well behaved even with the one horse who bucked its rider off twice, not to mention the other crazies. There were 7 in the division in all. We won the Discipline Rail and the Command, which was quite difficult because we had to reverse while backing up (don't ask). So in all, a fourth, first, third, and first. Champion.
July
Carousel Horse Farm
It was a warm day and the show was running slowly. Paddy was quite pooped and not very responsive. But we did have a fabulous time and met some really great people. There was a Gypsy-cob stud cold there who was quiet as a lamb until he saw Paddy, and then started flipping out trying to get to him. I wonder if he could sense that they were similar breeds? Anyway, we did 3 of the four classes and got 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. We would have won the discipline rail class, the judge said, except I made an error. We ended upt high point champion for the series.
TSHA
We had a lovely day and got to see many friends. Paddy was pretty good in both classes, nice freewalk although it could be a little more forward. Much better on the center lines and halts. There were 22 and 21 horses in A and B respectively. Our scores were in the 67's and 69's. We were 4th and 2nd.
August
TSHA
The weather was beautiful, sunny, and cool today, which is exactly what Paddy likes. I brought the dogs this time and they just chilled out under the trailer and in the truck. Paddy was very forward, more supple, and better on the rail. Our halts were quite lopsided and I overdid the kicking, pushing forward. I was, however, very happy with our free walks. So overall a very nice day.
High Acres
Paddy was fabulous....much more forward, responsive, and attentive. I was really proud of him. We did better on our circle and corners. And our halts were much more square. We still need to work on a better bend and staying straight on the long side. Our first freewalk was excellent....our second was forward but not as stretchy. We finished 4th and 1st. Overall reserve champion.
Brooklyn Fair
Paddy was quite spunky, but very well behaved. He found the two calves in yokes to be quite interest ng. Classes were big and a girl fell off in the first one (nothing new there). Paddy was quiet yet willing to move forward. We were 6th out of 11 in the first class and did not pin in the second class.
September
High Acres
Overall a so-so day. Our first test was quite good with a score of 65 point something. Paddy was much more forward and got an 8 on his free walk. The second test was not so good as he had lost most of his steam. Again, like last time, the free walk was not so stretchy. That test we scored in the 62's. We were 2nd out of 5, 3rd out of 7, and reserve champion.
Fortunate Farms
This was a very windy and cool day which worked in our favor. Paddy was actually a little quick in the first class. The judge really liked us. She suggested that I use less left hand and more leg as we were leg yielding down the diagonal line. There were 4 or 5 riders I think. We scored 81.5 and 80.25. With those scores were obviously were 1st and 1st. Apparently the judge said that these were the highest scores she had ever given a rider for Intro tests! We ended up high point at the end of the day. We won a ribbon, 5 nice plates,. and a $50 gift certificate to Dover Saddlery!
High Acres

Paddy had an excellent first test. He was nicely forward and the judge gave us some nice comments, which was a surprise because she was pretty much slamming everyone else. In the second test, as usual, Paddy died and I had to work too hard. It wasn't a horrific test, there was just too much effort. We scored 67.5 and 62.3. We were 2nd out of 7, 3rd out of 6, and reserve champion.

October
Coventry Equestrian Center
Our last show and 3 months pregnant! Paddy was very forward and the judge told us we had good energy, but need to work on responsiveness particularly in circles. We were 1st out of 2 and 3rd out of 3.
November
Mystic Valley
After having been absent for a while from the show ring, Gillian made a comeback on Paddy. And boy did she show us how it's done. She was one of 8 competitors in Walk/Trot and the only outsider. Paddy behaved like a perfect gentleman and Gillian rode exceptionally well. The judge apologized to Gillian for not pinning her first in the groundrail class, but apparently a requirement was a two-point over the rails....oops! Anyway, Gill took champion with a 1st, 1st, and 8th. Great job! And hopefully many more shows to come.

2003

June

Cornerstone Farm

Schooling Two-Phase

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Paddy did Intro A Dressage and walked the cross-country course. He was the only entry in his division, so obviously we were first. He did exceptionally well, and the judge said that he moved forward very nicely, but that he needed to work on squaring the corners. (Our center line was more of a zig-zag,)

Cornerstone Farm

Schooling Show

The day was running late, so we didn't actually get to show, but we schooled in the ring and Paddy did very nicely. A great experience.
August
Lebanon Fair
Although he won his class, Paddy was a bit on the lazy and unresponsive side.

Brooklyn Fair

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This was Paddy's best show, and possible best ride yet! He was responsive, forward moving, and soft. IT is so amazing that I can ride such a big horse in just a plain snaffle! In our first class (walk/trot), we were fourth out of 9!!!! The second class was a walk, trot, canter class, and we have barely cantered at all, but he did it! To the left he picked up the wrong lead but quickly fixed it and cantered around like a trooper. To the right he picked up the correct lead right away! We were fifth in that class. I am so proud of Mr. Paddy!

Dressage Show

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Paddy's behavior was great. He was very relaxed and just munched away at his hay while waiting. He even stood on the trailer so nicely to let me get on. Our dressage test was so-so. First I had forgotten my spurs but had no time to get them. Then I completely rode the test wrong--my circles way too big, I rode too deep into the corners, which as people know is very unusual for me, and I did not halt in the right place. Basically, I am really bad at geometry. Nevertheless, Paddy was a gentleman and did everything I asked. He was much quieter than most of the horses there, and he loads like a dream! We ended up tied for 5th with a terrible score, which I am embarrassed to mention--53. At least there is room for improvement! Regardless, it was a fun time and Paddy is really starting to relax in the show atmosphere. The judge mentioned what a sweet boy he was.
September

Ledyard Fair

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Paddy was great! Nice and forward and very quiet. Conditions were very spooky with cows intermingling with horses, lots of trailers coming in, and the fair rides swinging about. But Paddy was great and didn't spook once. We did 3 long classes, which was an awful lot for him. He was so tired that he began to close his eyes during the line up. There were 12 horses, and the judge obviously liked him because he won 2 classes and was Champion!!! What a great way to end his first summer of schooling shows.