Hoofbeats competed in the 18 th annual Therapeutic Riding Association of Virginia (TRAV) Regional Competition on Oct.8th and 9th at the Virginia Horse Center. Lynda McGarry was the awesome show manager and she put on a great show! Judges were Jan Fessler, Gabrielle Hooten, Hamlin Rainey, and Anthony Huff and Mary Jo Beckman was the behind the scenes master Secretary.
Hoofbeats took 44 riders and 9 horses to compete in Equitation, Dressage, Musical Kur, Trail, and Poles. Everyone had a great time and came home tired, loaded with ribbons, and with dreams of next year! Thank you to all of the Volunteers and Fabulous Families that went with us and made it so much fun! Thanks also to Tamara Hattersley who took all of the pictures!
Highlights of the weekend included a Pas De Duex with Jill and Betsy Dawson in honor of deployed soldiers. Many Hoofbeats riders performed Musical Kur Freestyles that they helped to create. Cody Robinson, Betsy Dawson, and Sebastian Dawson won Championship in their divisions. Hannah Beard and Kayla McCoy won Reserved Championships. SHERMAN was voted TRAV THERAPY HORSE OF THE YEAR 2011