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RABT Summer Cross Country Derby - July 12, 2020

At the beginning of July, Ellie and I tackled our first ever BN level XC course at a competition! We take jumping lessons with Babette at RABT Farm (Rest & Be Thankful Farm), so having Babette there that day to coach me was perfect.  We did have some bobbles on my part, like not riding to each fence and not enough leg (NEVER ENOUGH LEG) so we had one stop on course, but I was super pumped to have a chance to jump around a course at a place we are totally comfortable but it was a crazy chaotic day with 50 horse/rider pairs and a ton more activity than our Wednesday lesson days!  ready to go I paid for a second unjudged round after our division of nine riders jumped and we went clean. It was a beautiful summer day and such a fun opportunity. All COVID protocols were in place and people were super respectful of them.  Due to our stop, we ended up in 8th place with a 3rd place team finish! I paired up with two of my Epona PC teammates for the team competition and they both won their di

Costume Class Anyone?

So we only have three events left this year......and a lesson scheduled for a SATURDAY so I will not be stressed trying to get to a lesson during the week with my job and all.

Sept. 28 - The STB Nationals...in New Jersey!!!!!!!
October 4- Lesson with Judy - LONG overdue!
October 12 - Marshaling at Scarborough Downs for the Stakes Finals
October 19 - Last SMDA show....it is a ride-re-ride with Keith Angstadt.

I am beside myself with excitement over going to Jersey for the National Show! :)

And the Ride-Re-Ride should be fun. I entered Training 1 and 2, just for the heck of it. I wanted to be safe and do Intro B......but I KNOW we can do that. I rather have more opportunity to try the canter....and doing it this year will lessen the anxiety over doing it next spring. Judy keeps saying....First Level.....but THAT really stresses me out. LOL!

So, the Ride-Re-Ride also has a Halloween Costume Class. I have not done a costume class since I was 12 years old. I simply couldn't resist. ROFLMAO! I will probably be the only adult, but hey I am a kid at heart, right?

So now I am signed up for the class and I have no idea what the heck I am going to dress me and the Dream Girl up in! LOL! I need help oh loyal readers! Think Halloween! Think outstanding! :) I wanna WIN man!

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  1. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uT-i4wrm9Ec/SNa7x3HF7LI/AAAAAAAACI8/8lXBgp_6XJM/s400/horseSheepCostume.jpg

    this picture from Fugly Horse of the Day has to be one of my favorite costumes. :)

    Did you enter your National classes yet? I thought I saw on the prize list that you couldn't cross enter between Intro and Training and thought about you, I know you and Dreamy have been doing those two tests all year.

    Hoping this didn't post twice, as Blogger gave me trouble the first time. ;P

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  2. Oh good grief, that is the funniest costume I have EVER seen! LOL! The horse looks really impressed....ha ha ha. I wonder how she made that!?

    At Nationals I am entered in Training 1 and 2. For my Ride-Re-Ride in October I also signed up for Training 1 and 2. I did not want to move up at "Nationals" but hey, they are pretty much the same test anyway. The worst part though is that I am riding a friend's STB in his first ever dressage test at Intro A....so I need to remember 3 tests in one day! I have done it before, but MAN it stinks! I almost want a reader....though I have never done that! :)

    I wish I could meet you and Will on Sunday.....maybe you can make it over even if it is horseless???????

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  3. My guess: A full-body Sleezy, glue, and a thousand cotton balls.

    There really isn't much difference between T1 and T2.. I actually like T2 better because there are more changes of direction, which means more opportunities to half-halt. And less opportunity to take a backseat, if you're like me. ;)

    I originally thought I'd be going out of state this weekend but I'll most likely be around the Horse Park in one capacity or another, so I'll see you guys there!

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