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NEJA Two-Phase - May 31, 2020

Of course, none of us had any idea if we would be able to compete in 2020. I will say that my big goals for the year (which were sitting in an unpublished post from January 2020!) were to keep my horses healthy, happy, sound, to move up to BN with Ellie, and to complete one recognized horse trial at BN. And despite all of the COVID-19 protocols and cancellations over the year, we did meet our goals (mostly). Many of the local barns here in Maine took on the challenge of bringing us safe competitions in 2020. Ellie and I started the year by competing in a little schooling 2-phase and debuting at BN. It went well and it got me excited about the year's possibilities.  We had a great dressage test (placed second in our division) and then had one rail in our show jump course. The rail was totally my fault and for our first ever BN outing, I was pretty excited! We ended up fourth in a mid-sized division. And because I do not remember much else for specifics, here's a big old photo du

2011 MHA Banquet

The Maine Horse Association year end banquet was this past Saturday night.  It was a very fun evening with three of my horsey girlfriends, Tania, Shelly, and Katie!  And of course we got to see all of our MHA show buddies too!


Reva and Dreamy both won year end awards from MHA this year!  


Dreamy
Reserve Champion Training level dressage - 67.275%
Reserve Champion First level dressage -  61.99%


Reva 
Champion Introductory level dressage -  65.945%
Recipient of the Standardbred Pleasure Challenge Trophy
Champion Standardbred 2-Gait Pleasure
Champion Standardbred In-Hand
Reserve Champion English Horse In-Hand


The dressage divisions and English Horse In-Hand were open to all breeds.  I am super proud of them both!  Not bad for Reva's first year showing...and having only been under saddle for seven months (with about 30 rides before that!)  I am already excited for 2012!


Showin' 'em how it's done Standardbred style!
Here is the STB Challenge trophy donated last year by the Standardbred Performance Society.   I designed the trophy...bought the pottery on Etsy.com and my brother made the wooden holder.  My friend Shelly's horse won it last year and Reva won it this year!
Reva's three championships also earned us a garment bag, bridle bag, and stall front bag.  Yay!

No photo session is complete with being ridiculously foolish...yes, I am 32 but act like a kid.  :-D  This pic is actually sort of scary!  HA HA HA

Comments

  1. Wow, I needs to wins me one of those ribbons! Congrats, that's amazing! When you've got a whole table of ribbons, trophies, and awards you know you've done well ;)

    p.s. Go Reva in her 1st year out!

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  2. Congrats! Looks like you and your mares cleaned up! I know it isn't about the ribbons, but you sure do have a nice collection! I have ribbon envy, lol. :-)

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