My long term goals for Delphinia include:
- Successfully training her through FEI Level Dressage
- Earning a USDF Bronze Medal (requires 60% or above; two each at First, Second, and Third level)
- Earning USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal (requires attaining the highest score of 60% or above in Second Level Test 3 at a USDF recognized show)
- Earn a USDF Silver Medal (requires 60% or above; two each at Fourth level and Prix St. Georges)
- Earn a USDF Gold Medal (requires 60% or above; two each at I-1 or I-2 and Grand Prix)
- Raise a quality Trakehner foal from a successful breeding of Delphi
- Raise a quality cloned foal from a successful embryo implantation into Delphi
- Show First level at USDF recognized shows in 2010 Update: Accomplished! We showed at First and Second level in a USDF/USEF recognized show and earned our first bronze medal score at First level
- Earn our final First level score of 60% or above in 2011 toward our USDF Bronze medal Update: Accomplished! Completed our first level requirements toward our USDF Bronze medal (3/27/11)
- Earn a USDF/Dover Saddlery Adult Amateur Medal by attaining the highest score of 60% or above in Second Level Test 3 at a USDF recognized show Update: pseudo-accomplished. We got the highest score of 60 or better in second level test 3 at WKF Summer Dressage II (7/24/11) but the show wasn't offering the Dover medal. But we did get a USDF medal for earning team first by competing in the USDF Adult Team Competition.
- Earn our next two score requirements at Second level of 60% or above with two different judges/shows toward our USDF Bronze medal by 2012. Update: earned our initial Second level qualifying score at WKF Summer Dressage II (7/24/11). We're half way there!
- Begin showing Third level at schooling shows in 2011 (update: showed Third Level Test 1 at the BFF 2011 Valentine's show and Third Level Test 1 at the USEF/USDF recognized Windy Knoll show in 2012) in preparation to earn our final two score requirements of 60% or above with two different judges/shows at third level.
Click link to view Delphinia's show results.
Update July 2012: we made it through third level to earn half of our required scores toward our USDF bronze medal. I did train her through some elements of FEI level dressage including piaffe, passage, working pirouettes, and half pass. Delphi taught me so much during her seven year tenure as my dressage student, teacher, and partner. Delphinia now dances with Tammy McGowen at Lyndon Rife Dressage.