The White Fences Equestrian Competition Team is based on sportsmanship, friendship and the ideal of fair competition. The goal of the team is to develop each rider’s personal character and athletic skills to better their riding abilities. Dressage riders strive to achieve perfect harmony with their horse through communication, partnership, and correctness in their riding. Competition is an excellent way to demonstrate what they have achieved in partnership with their horse. Members include both seasoned riders and enthusiastic beginners.
Our team is composed of talented riders who have a hard working, winning attitude. While the shows are very competitive there is a special camaraderie among our riders and other barns. Everyone gets along really well and supports each other both inside and outside of the ring. The team is always looking for new riders, regardless of skill or competitiveness but a positive attitude is a must.
Prior to competing, the instructors will help build the right skills and abilities to help the rider feel confident in the ring including selecting the appropriate level and tests best suited to the rider and horse. At White Fences Equestrian Center, Barbie Piccinni, offers both competitive and noncompetitive riders the opportunity to “ride a test”. This aids the rider in being self-assured and at ease going through the movements.
At the show, instructors prepare the rider with a pre-show warm up lesson and then will warm-up the rider at least 30 minutes before they enter the ring. Instructors watch their riders compete and spend time following the ride going over the performance. Instructors also spend time reviewing the test with the rider for comments and providing guidance for upcoming rides. The goal is to encourage the rider by allowing them to build on their successes and challenges.
Congratulations to our newest USDF Bronze medal winner!!
Indiana Lynne and her pony Ossborne
2013 Competition Team
• Barbie Piccinni and Royal Tango – Grand Prix & Grand Prix Freestyle
• Daemie Laves and Soho – 4th level and PSG
• Amie Pala and Broer Van De Zonschate – 4th level and PSG
• Gina Piccinni and Sandro – Third Level
• Marlene Cotshott and Omega – Third Level
• Kathy Thomas and Neopolitan – Second level
• Karey Gonzales and Jareno IX – Fourth level
• Angel Chancellor and Prodigy – First Level & Second Level
• Silvia Sanchez and Hank – First Level
• Julia Winniford Horne and Super Nova – First Level