Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Festival of the Champions - Gladstone
What an amazing week it has been! Not only did we qualify to ride in the Final at Gladstone but we had one of our best shows together so far! I'm so pleased with my beautiful horse Marron and how well he progressed throughout the week.
I can't thank everyone enough for all the support they gave me, my super and hardworking team that came with me, my staff at home; Mallory Schneider and Cajsa who makes it possible for me to be away and to everyone else - friends, family, clients who were watching and cheering me on!
My sponsors Triple Crown, Platinum Performance, Custom Saddlery, Mastermind, PSofSweden, Goode Rider, K9Horse, Heritage Gloves and MDC Stirrups; I'm more than thankful for your long time support and for making sure I have the very best products that's out there for me and my horse.
We had such a fun group of riders and horses traveling from California! I will miss you all and I hope you have a safe trip back home.
Marron and I are now off to Europe and will be competing at the Uggerhalne CDIO4* next week in the Nations Cup. We have a long trip ahead of us but I'm so excited for this next adventure that's ahead of me!!
Posted by Anna at 3:29PM
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Festival of the Champions - Gladstone
Tomorrow is the final day at the US Dressage National Championships! Tune in on www.usefnetwork.com to watch the Freestyle. GP starts at 11.20am ET, Mette is second to last at 12.10pm. The I-1 freestyle starts at 8.00am.
Looking forward to a fun day!!
Posted by Anna at 3:33PM
Friday, May 19, 2017
Festival of the Champions - Gladstone
Today's GP Special was one of my best rides in a long time!
The two judges from Europe, one had me first and the other one second(!), I ended up 4th. This gives me a lot of confidence now when I'm on my way to Europe to ride in the Nations Cup.
The last leg for the National Final here in Gladstone will be the freestyle on Sunday. Not only has Marron stepped up to the plate but it's also been so fun to be with the rest of the California riders. What an incredible group of super fun girls!! Also a big thanks to Tom Meyers that has helped me a lot this season and to my Anna that brought little Oliver with her and came out to help and support me together with my long time friend Cory :) What a great team!!
Posted by Anna at 3:34PM
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
USEF Grand Prix Dressage National Championships
Once again, Mette has qualified for and will be competing in the prestigious Grand Prix National Championships at the Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions!
The Championships will be held May 17-21, in Gladstone, New Jersey.
Mette is a five time National Championship competitor and this will be her six time competing in the Final. For the first time at the National Final she will be riding her own Grand Prix horse Marron who has been doing really well this season and is now one out of ten Grand Prix horses that has qualified to be in the final.
The competition will be showcased at the historic Hamilton Farm, home of the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. A beautiful venue in the heart of Gladstone, New Jersey.
Alongside the USEF Grand Prix National Championship, the Intermediaire I Dressage National Championship and the USEF Young Adult Brentina Cup Dressage National Championship will take place.
The top horse and rider combinations in the US will be competing for the US National Championship title.
This will be an extremely exciting week and well worth a visit if you would like to watch world class dressage with our best horses and riders in the country!
I wish all my fellow competitors that made it, all the best of luck. Looking forward to see you all…its showtime!!!!
Posted by Anna at 11:42PM
Sunday, April 9, 2017
CDI-3* Golden State Dressage
Cold, strong wind and rain - that was the circumstances to this last CDI show for me, trying out for the National finals in Gladstone in May. The weather was NOT in my favor!!
Marron was better then ever in his GP. Just great!! With that said, when I came into the corner after a great strong extended canter, the wind brought a big dust-tornado-dance right in his face -he stopped dead. No wonder...
I just picked up the canter again, but I never did the flying change: so 0 score. Lost 35 points. Then the one tempies going on the same line, close to the end, he though will that attack me again???? - so I lost the last one tempi. Expensive!!!
The ride was great and so was Marron, but what to do?? One day I might have the luck on my side??? I won - but I wanted the score, that the ride deserved!!!
Chrevi's Ramour, owned by Mette Rosencrantz and Cory Walkey got 76% in his third level test 3. In pouring rain, he once again just stayed with me and pulled of a super test! This horse is so cool. I'm so happy to have this special horse!!! Thank's Cory!!
Connie Davenport and her staff did a great job to keep this show together!! Well done! Everyone here are so helpful! Great footing and with all this rain, a covered arena is the answer! We have to support this CDI show! It's a good one, even if this year was a cold, windy and rainy one! I will be back! Thanks to all of you!
A winter jacket and a rain jacket from Goode Rider for me and my great groom Mallory Schneider, was a blessing!! Thanks for making the best jackets on the planet!!
Also, Tom Mayer is the one that I can count on! Tom is helping me so much and puts his heart and soul into trying to help us all! I'm so Thankful for all the work he does to make my horses feel and be their best! You are truly there for me and my boys!! Thanks! You helped me make it work!
Posted by Mette at 10:56PM
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Markel/Cornerstone High Score Amateur
Big congratulations to Brit and Dobbin, the Markel/Cornerstone High Score Amateur at the Festival of the Horse in Burbank!!
Very proud of Brit Schneeman! Not only is she a great Adult Amateur rider but also a lovely team player! We love having you on our Team! Go Team Mette!!
Posted by Anna at 3:35PM
Friday, April 7, 2017
Mette Rosencrantz and Marron won the Golden State Dressage CDI3
MURIETA, California, April 7, 2017–Mette Rosencrantz and Marron won the Golden State Dressage CDI3* Friday for the second victory of the year.
Mette of Topanga, California and the 17-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding she has been competing for two years scored 67.960 per cent. The pair won at the World Cup event in Burbank, California a month ago.
Dressage News article.
Posted by Anna at 3:25PM
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Posted by Anna at 3:30PM
Monday, April 3, 2017
Goode Rider Spring Collection 2017
Spring is in the air! I love all the clothes from Goode Rider's new spring collection. They are cool, comfortable and well fitted! www.gooderider.com
Posted by Anna at 6:47PM
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Christmas Came Early Thanks to PS of Sweden
Christmas came early!!! Thank you PSofSweden you make the best bridles and pads!!! The new double bridle designed by Patrik Kittel and the Flying Change Revolution bridle together with the Preppy Charlie Dressage Pad and as a bonus the candles which smells amazing. I particularly love the one called Winning Round.
Posted by Anna at 6:43PM