She's been taking part in the riding school's 2009/10 Accumulator Dressage season. This means she, and others, have ridden four different dressage tests over a period of time with the three best results being put forward for the accumulator. Katie rode Poppy for her first test and was really disappointed with her result. Luckily she was able to swap horses for the other three tests, riding Icy, her favourite, and she rode much, much better, coming out with much higher marks. A couple of weekends ago was the final test and the presentation of rosettes for those who had achieved a place (1st - 3rd) with their overall results.
For the class that Katie participated in, she came joint second. Katie, and all of us, were over-the-moon. She's worked really hard at the tests and at getting Icy to ride on the bit and not too fast with his canter. A proud moment for us!
Other Katie things
and then moved on to drawing other faces which I thought were all lovely and full of character. I especially like the last one with the pigtails - she's been named Ruby.
Katie also came up with this fun little booklet all about looking after dogs: