This weekend was the Spanish Dressage Championships 2011. I was held in the Club Deportivo SEK on the outskirts of Madrid. We had three days of glorious weather, beautiful horses and great riding. It was the adults competition this weekend and the juniors start on Friday this week. I was there the whole time - I even went to see the vet check on Thursday afternoon before the real competition got underway.
I was there for a couple of reasons. Firstly because, as you may know, I'm currently doing a course and practical tests to become a regional dressage judge (more about this tomorrow) and all the experience I can get is useful; and secondly, I was just curious to see what went on at a vet check for a competition of this level. I have to say that I enjoyed it and it was great to see the horse before they started to compete.
So the competition has finished and the winners have been announced:
|The medal winners|
|The winners with their trophies|
|Carmen and Ciowa|
|Other category winners|