Dreams Come True Farm
2012 Ohio CDE Photos 
July 28-29, 2012, Windy Knoll Farm, Sullivan, OH

We attended this event so Sjaantje & I would get to do a driven dressage test--something I had wanted to do for a very long time. The first time I saw driven dressage, I was blown away with its beauty and elegance, not knowing that someday I would be out there performing a test, but as I started to drive, I secretly wished for the opportunity. Yes, if you hang on to them and do not give up, dreams come true.  I was really looking forward to doing the dressage test, Sjaantje enjoys doing cones, and the marathon was not the part of the CDE that I was looking forward to other than never having done one before, but it was the most exhilarating section.

Please enjoy these dressage and marathon photos taken by Reuss Griffiths Equine Photography.

  I was driving the CDE Training Level Test # 3 POM, 
  which requires two 40m circles 
  a 3-5 second halt and a 2-4 step reinback 

I would not have done as well in the marathon
as I did without Suzy Stafford as my
navigator, because she not only helped me
choose and learn my routes through
the obstacles, but she also kept track of my times
and urged me to keep Sjaantje moving
briskly along.

Created on August 2, 2012  by Gail Aumiller, and last updated August 6, 2012