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NER United States Pony Club Show Jump Rally - July 20, 2019

Ellie and I had SO MUCH FUN at our first Pony Club jump rally this year.  We drove up to Clay Brook Farms, where we had our D-1/D-2 rating, in order to compete for the day on July 20.  This happened to be one of the hottest days of summer, so the organizers modified the schedule a bit.  Instead of doing two rounds in the morning and one in the afternoon, we all did just two rounds (with a ten-minute break in between) all in the morning, so we were done and headed out just after lunch.  
Everything ran so smoothly despite the condensed format.  We were able to do our formal inspections right before we mounted up, and we were all encouraged to limit our warm up time.  We were not allowed to wear jackets, and there was a TON of horse water and ice cold human water available at numerous stations around the field.
I was competing with Epona Pony Club, but I was again put on a Horsemaster team with two other adults from Foxcroft Pony Club, Angie and Beth, the two riders I competed with at the…

Random Thoughts in the Snow

Days like today make me wish I boarded my horses at an indoor arena. No worries about doing chores, shoveling, or making the footing safe. I could actually ride instead of only thinking about riding. The only good thing about the fact that it is snowing like crazy right now is that I had a snow day. There are three reasons to teach: July, August, and snow days! LOL!

Anyway, there is not much going on around here. Just lots of snow and cold weather. Just a week ago it was in the low 60s and now it is a blizzard. The mares are doing well. They are all puffy and woolly and ready for the winter. I will never be ready, so oh well. At least the winter waited until now.....there will only be three months of unbearable weather instead of four! LOL! I was using my hose until just two days ago. That is pretty fabulous in its own way.

I am not even close to being ready for Christmas! LOL! I have about 1/3 of my shopping done, but I am pretty sure I know what everyone will be gettin…