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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

Day Seven: 30 Day Challenge

Day Seven: Your best ribbon

This is very hard to decide.  I am proud of every ribbon I have won!  But here are my top four...

#4 Winning the Taurmade Memorial Award for the highest Training level score at the National Standardbred horse show in both 2008 and 2010.  This is special to me because it is named after my friend Helene's special horse Taurmade.


2010 Taurmade Memorial Award

Taurmade and Helene

#3 Winning the 2007 National High Point Standardbred Award, which is important to me because it was earned at the end of Dreamy's first year of showing!



Yeah, I know it is a dorky picture, but it is all I have!  LOL!
#2 Earning a 68% and third place ribbon at the UNH Dressage Show for Training 2 on July 31, 2010 which marked a clear milestone for me and Dreamy.  This would not be a huge deal for some, but to me this ribbon and score was AWESOME!  We earned our highest USDF rated show score ever which was a 68.214%.  Out of 12 riders, I was very pleased to be the highest scoring adult amateur in my class (they do not split open and AA, so the two riders who scored above me were professionals).  This was also the show that allowed us to qualify for...


#1 Winning two 2010 USDF All-Breed Champion awards- Open and Adult Amateur.  Dreamy is the third Standardbred to win the Open Training award and the first one to win the AA Training award!  Yay!  This was my loftiest goal with Dreamy and certainly the most prestigious. 



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  1. Haha, you certainly have enough to choose from!

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  2. Naaaaaw, you made me all teary eyed.....! Thank you!
    <3 my T.....!

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  3. And we love you right back.... xo :-D

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