Los Alamos Pony Club member Erin Kober, at a 2014 dressage competition on her event horse Tommy. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos Pony Club will be hosting a dressage competition and regional Pony Club rally Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the county’s North Mesa equestrian facility.
Organized by Laura Kober, a dressage rider and parent of a Pony Club member, the show is part of the New Mexico Dressage Association’s series of schooling (practice) competitions over the year. The show also will feature a qualifying competition for Pony Club members from across the state who wish to qualify to compete in the United States Pony Clubs, Inc. championships later this summer.
Dressage is an Olympic equestrian sport, involving a specific pattern of movements that horse and rider must perform, demonstrating the elegance and training of the horse and the skill and tact of the rider.
For more information about Los Alamos Pony Club, which is accepting new members, see http://losalamos.ponyclub.org/wordpress
For information about the New Mexico Dressage Association, see http://www.nmdressage.net/