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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 Ride-Re-Ride - Oct. 18, 2009

Our last show this year was the Southern Maine Dressage Association (SMDA) Ride-Re-Ride at the Hollis Equestrian Park. This is where you ride your test and after 10 minutes of working with the judge, you get to ride it again immediately.

The judge was Sandra Beaulieu. We rode Training 4 and scored a 60.4% and then a 62%!!! I was super proud of my girl! We placed first! Many people, including the judge, had not seen Dreamy since last year's Ride-Re-Ride. All commented that she looked very consistent and better balanced. :)

Clarence did the costume class again this year. :) So darn cute! Here we go, first one in the ring!




Apparently, Dreamy and I can do this with our eyes closed. tee hee! It was SO COLD that day. I am wearing so many layers!


Adorable kiddo! Hard to believe he is five years old already!




When I saw this pic, the first thing I thought (besides, WOW my kid has a good seat!) was why in the world am I standing like that? On the wrong side? Then it dawned on me.....the judge is down the lineup to the right. So yes, I am standing there like I am in an in-hand class. LOL!!!!!! I guess showing is rather ingrained.


They gave out black ribbons with pumpkins on them to each kid! They were cool! Can you tell he wants off the horse? Feet already out of stirrups!


Some pics were taken by my dad and some were taken (and kindly emailed to me) by Robyn Cuffey. :)

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  1. That's a great idea - to reride your test after working on things with the person who's judging.

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  2. Excellent! I hope you took pictures of the costume class...

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