In spite of the fact that it's been a while since my last update, things have been both busy and exciting here at Expressions Dressage. After three years away from showing due to the development of Cushing's disease, Silverado had an exciting summer showing Fourth Level. He was the Fourth Level Open Reserve Champion at all three of the shows he attended and finished the summer as the Dressage at Waterloo Series Fourth Level Open Reserve Champion! Even more exciting was that his average score for the summer was 65.9% with high scores over 68%. I'm so excited that we have found a way to manage his condition and that he is so happy to continue showing. Depending on his health, he may return to showing Prix St. Georges next year, but only if he is sound and happy doing the work. He is truly one in a million!
I am also thrilled to announce the confirmed pregnancy of my lovely Morgan mare, Eden, to the Andalusian stallion, Bailo ART. Both mare and stallion are phenomenal horses and I'm so excited about this baby that I plan to keep and train myself. Eden is due in early June, 2018.
Finally, I'm excited to welcome the 14 year-old PRE gelding, Letrado into my program. Letrado was trained through the upper-levels in dressage before a fractured patella forced him to be retired to lighter work. He was donated to a local camp and we have leased him from the camp. His is one of the sweetest and quietest horses I have ever had on the farm and I'm so excited for all the adventures we will have with him!
My name is Jamie Schmitt and I’ve been studying dressage for over 30 years. I love working with all horses, young and old, and I thoroughly enjoy sharing my love of dressage with others.