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Recapping 2019

I had many great horsey experiences in 2019!  I am really pleased with how the year went overall; nothing is ever perfect, but both horses are sound, happy, and healthy, which is really what matters to me. Some of my 2019 goals were met easily or with lots of hard work, and a few of them were utter fails haha.  C'est la vie! Let's recap! Happy, health, sound Both mares are doing well in this regard!  Dreamy will be 29 this year, and while she definitely shows signs of her age at times, she overall looks and acts much younger than she really is!  Ellie has really matured this year, filling out as well as mentally becoming more comfortable in her own skin.  As she will be eight this year, I feel like we have moved through the baby phase. having this photo shoot was definitely a highlight of 2019! Continue lessons with Beth and Babette This goal was met and then some!  I took almost weekly dressage lessons with Beth and monthly jump lessons with Babette. Thanks to the

SMDA results 9/7/08

Dreamy was a rockstar at SMDA.....albeit a bit tired from her marshaling duties the day before. I won't do two events back to back again. I always forget that Dreamy really is getting "older" at age 17 this year. My other mare is 26, so I inadvertently call Dreamy my "young" horse.

Anyway, despite being tired, Dreamy was great. I limited our warm up to not over stress her. I do think she was a bit stiff behind. I was bummed about that (because I had allowed it to happen....and as I said won't happen again) but she was fine. She had both Monday and Tuesday off to recuperate.

We placed second in Intro B with a 66.500% (out of 4 riders). Then we placed 3rd in Training 1 with a 59.100% (out of 5 riders). YAY! I was so pleased with our progress at Training 1 this year. We have gone from a 53.something% up through to the 59.1%. Almost a 60%!!!! All 7s and 6s, with just two 5s. Nothing less than the two 5s! :)

Waiting for pics from the photographer....she told me that she was impressed with Dreamy's progress, especially at the canter. The last time she saw her was in May 2008.

We have six events left this year.....
  • Sept. 14 - Horse trial at Modified Beginner Novice (with a WTC dressage test.....Beginner Novice A)
  • Sept. 20 - A clinic with Susanne Hamilton at my instructor's farm
  • Sept. 28 - The STB Nationals...in New Jersey!!!!!!!
  • October 5 - Another horse trial at Modified Beginner Novice (maybe)
  • October 12 - Marshaling at Scarborough Downs
  • October 19 - Last SMDA fun show....it is a ride-re-ride with Keith Angstadt.

Comments

  1. Thats great! I love seeing people at shows in the spring and again in the fall and being able to see the difference! Keep up the good work...you are so close to breaking 60% it has to happen soon!

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  2. Yay Dreamy! Hopefully we'll see you at Nationals... I'm not 100% I'm getting there, myself, but I'll be there in spirit, if nothing else. ;)

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  3. I just stumbled upon your blog. I don't own a STB but I did Marshal the Oxford Fair races for the week. Would love to get to know you better since you are a local Mainer.

    Molly

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