The last weekend of March was a great one for Professional’s Choice. The English side had a great weekend in Eventing with James Alliston winning the Galway Downs CIC3* Event on Jumbo’s Jake. To make it even more amazing he got second on Tivoli, a new horse for him. These horses are total opposites, with Jumbo’s Jake being calm and steady as opposed to Tivoli who is a hot and sensitive horse. Between these two horses Alliston truly proved his versatility as a rider.
Another Professional’s Choice rider, James Atkinson, had a good weekend as well, winning the Open Preliminary. Steffen Peters continued his domination in Dressage at the Del Mar Dressage Affair World Cup. Steffen and Leogolas earned a 78.225% in the freestyle to take home the Championship. Steffen has only been riding Leogolas since December and they have obviously clicked to form a great pair.
On the Western side, Al Dunning and his Team AD also had good success at the Marana cutting. One of his team members Todd Bro won the Non-Pro class winning a large check! Al has been giving lots of clinics lately and hitting the road, be sure to look for him and his students to keep cleaning up at the cuttings. In the Rodeo World, Barrel racer Brittany Pozzi won the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo on her horse Yeah Hes Firen, aka Duke. She had the fastest time of the rodeo with a 15.05 and kept turning in consistently fast times to win it all.