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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

WEG update!

So far, my trip to the World Equestrian Games has been amazing.  I am tired and need to sleep, so this is more of a quick update rather than the longer posts I plan to type eventually.  :)

Dreamy and I left Maine last Thursday and drove to New Jersey to spend the night.  We then went on to Kentucky, with our friends Helene and her Standardbred JB in tow.  We also have two fabulous "grooms" Christie and Tania with us.  :)  We arrived in Kentucky on Friday night, and we stayed the night with the horses with our friends Justin and Laura, who live right outside of Lexington.  Laura is also in the demo with her Standardbred mare Legs!

We had team practice at the Red Mile on Saturday and then moved into the Horse Park this morning!  It has been a crazy whirlwind trip.  This is seriously the most exciting equine experience of my thirty-one years.

Tonight was our first demo and it was OK.  It was FREEZING and windy, but you cannot control the weather!  LOL!  Dreamy was PERFECT.  She was not worried, she walked around on the buckle, and was just a good mare overall.  (Why would I expect anything less???  LOL!)  Things were a little off, such as the announcer reading our scripts REALLY slow which messed up the timing of our music and mispronouncing many things (such as "they compete in horse shoes.....um, I mean, horse SHOWS....").  And a part of the demo was changed at the very last minute which made Helene and my jumping course waaaaaaaay too tight.  It bummed me out because then I could not actually DO my pre-planned jump course!  So I just did a lot of cantering and big trotting around....grrrr!!!  Oh well.  :(  Sometimes working as a TEAM is harder than it looks!  ;-O  Instead I am trying to just enjoy my time here in Kentucky and relish in the fact that I am riding my horse at WEG!  :)  It is an experience I will never have again!

More updates and pics soon!  In the meantime, if you are on Facebook, please find our new page WEG Standardbreds, made by our groom Christie!  It has tons of photos!

Here is a teaser photo.....it is the entire group at the Red Mile before our practice!  :)  Dreamy and I are on the far right.  :D

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  1. Wow - how cool that you are riding Dreamy at WEG!! Hope you have time to get some shopping and spectating in too!

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