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The dressage jog took place this afternoon – always a nail-biter and after so many days of being here, it now finally feels like a competition.ย  The Canadian horses passed with flying colours and looked pretty darned sharp doing so! The team dressed in a Chinese theme complete with chopsticks in the hair. They really looked fantastic and were the best dressed team there (I know I’m biased!) I’ve posted a few pics below so you can see how nice they all looked.

I have to hit the hay as the cross-country is tomorrow morning. The Canadian team currently sits in 9th position following dressage. Selena O’Hanlon put in a terrific performance last night to be the top ranked Canadian after dressage – and she had a huge grin on her face the whole time during her test. It was great to see! I walked the course yesterday with Mike G. and it is quite spectacular. It should look stunning on tv although it is very twisty and turny….not a lot of galloping spots and 8 jumping efforts within the first minute. Most people are saying that this definitely won’t be a dressage competition and that no one will make the time. There are some options built into some of the fences, but they look pretty huge and technical as well. Sure reminded me why I quit Eventing once I reached the Prelim level! Waaaaaaaay too scary for me. I’ll stick to a nice little white-fenced arena where the scariest thing to deal with is a judge’s booth or a camera ๐Ÿ™‚ย  I’ll post some pics of the cross-country tomorrow.

it's show time! (leaving the barn for the jog)

it's show time! (leaving the barn for the jog)

Jacquie and Gran Gesto

Jacquie and Gran Gesto

Leslie and Orion

Leslie and Orion

Ashley and Pop Art

Ashley and Pop Art

Dr. Jenn, Ali and Leslie

Dr. Jenn, Ali and Leslie

me, Dr. Jenn, Leslie, Jacquie, Ashley and Ali)

smiles all round following the jog (l-r: me, Dr. Jenn, Leslie, Jacquie, Ashley and Ali)

Ashley sports her chopsticks

Ashley sports her chopsticks

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Comments on: "Dressage Jog Done – all systems go!" (3)

  1. vicki pringle said:

    Tell the ladies they look fabulous in their ‘jog uniform’. And, if I may add, you are looking much more comfortable in front of the camera. Enjoying your blog tremendously…thank you

  2. Emily Dexter said:

    GO CANADA GO!!
    Kerri it looks like your having a blast!!
    Good luck guys!

  3. woot FABULOUS!!! great outfits! GO CANADA!

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