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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.

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 Morgan Dressage Association scholarship, I was also able to attend two clini…

Day Six: 30 Day Challenge

Day Six: Your most accomplished horse

Well, this is an easy one.  Dreamy is certainly the most accomplished horse out of my three in terms of awards and ribbons.  Reva has yet to show, so she does not count yet. Even though I have owned Sparky for much longer (since 1993), Dreamy was shown more often.  In our eleven show seasons together, Sparky won 91 ribbons and 17 year end awards before being retired from showing at age 23. Dreamy and I have competed together for only four show seasons yet she has already won 142 of ribbons at horse shows, 55 of which were first place blues!  And I do plan to show Dreamy in 2011, and we shall see how much more I can show her until she retires!


So just because it impresses me to look at...LOL....here are Dreamy's 73 year end awards to date.  She has won 33 national and state championships (and 9 reserves).  I listed the dates I competed in parenthesis.  

And besides the ribbons and awards, she was a part of the Standardbred breed demonstrations at the WEG 2010 in Kentucky!  That to me is one of her best accomplishments ever!

Here are a few fun ribbon pics.....  :-)

Year End Awards from 2007
2009 Standardbred National Horse Show ribbons

Winning the STB 2-Gait Class at the 2009 Downeast Congress

Ribbons hung at the 2010 Downeast Congress

2010 Maine Horse Association Year End Awards

2010 Standardbred National Horse Show ribbons...Dreamy is angry and wants to graze....LOL!

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  1. The Dream Girl is a Dream Mare! She has taken you so far and you have been the guiding force since the day you put a saddle pad on her back for the first time. You inspire others ...

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  2. The Dream Girl is a Dream Mare and she has taken you so far, with your guidance from the first time you put a saddle pad on her back. You two are an inspiration to others who follow ... :-)

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  3. That is a lot of ribbons! Good for you! I love how you have had Sparky so long and showed her for 11 seasons... Most people go through horses like crazy - I think you do a great job training and conditioning your horses so you can keep/show them so long!

    I love the last pic of Dreamy - you can barely see her through all the ribbons! :-D

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