After Aspen Farms myself and Lauren Plog headed down to California to show at Twin Rivers and Woodside. Twin was a great success and Young Gun finished 4th in OI. Lauren did well with Money Talk’s as well. The plan was to make the big move up to Advanced at Woodside. I chose to head down to Kingsways Farm to work with Hawley Bennett in between the events. She was very helpful and focused on straightness and upper body control over fences. I was really happy to be in California with such a nice group of upbeat and positive people. We headed up to Woodside where Kelsey and Hannah McNamara met us. Needless to say, I was a bit nervous about going Advanced. I tried to stay focused and relaxed which really worked in the dressage. We scored a 31, which tied us in 1st! That was a huge surprise as I felt I had a couple mistakes. I couldn’t be happier with our improvement in dressage. I completely credit Kim Severson for improving our dressage this past spring. I look forward to working with her again this winter and spring back east.