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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

Blue Ribbon Weekend

I spent the weekend of Oct. 10 and 11, 2009 winning blue ribbons. LOL!

On Saturday, Oct. 10, I trucked Dreamy to the Ever After Mustang Benefit horse show at Hollis Equestrian Park. We had a fun day doing five classes...Adult Pleasure, Open Pleasure, Adult Equitation, Open Command, and Hunter over Fences. We won all five of our classes! :) It was a dreary day and the ring footing was bad, but Dreamy was on auto-pilot, much like she was at the Downeast Congress. :)






Then we were off to Hilltop Equestrian Center in Somersworth, NH on Sunday, October 11 for another Modified Beginner Novice event. (The only difference between Modified Beg, Novice and regular Beg. Novice is that the jumps are 4" shorter. That helps when your mare is 18 years old.) :)

We won our division of four people! We got a 29.5 on our dressage test, which is VERY VERY VERY good, comparable to a 70.5% on a regular dressage test! And I would say that Beginner Novice Test A (which is the one we rode...) is comparable to Training test 2. So I was SUPER HAPPY! We had six 8's, eight 7's, and five 6's. I was very proud to get 7's and 6's on our canters and an EIGHT ON RIDER SCORE! WHOO HOO! Dreamy was truly balanced, relaxed, and rhythmic. It was amazing!

We went clean both on cross country and stadium jumping. It was windy and chilly, so she was a little spooky, and our stadium was a little wild. LOL! Oh well. She was a good mare. What a way to end our season! I asked the father of the young rider parked next to me take my pic. :)


On a funny side note, we went to Fryeburg Fair on Saturday night. It is known as Maine's "Blue Ribbon Fair" which is quite fitting after the weekend of blue ribbons I had! LOL!

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