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CNER United States Pony Club Dressage Rally - May 11, 2019

Our very first ever PC rally was this past Saturday at Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, MA. It kind of cracks me up that I joined PC for the express purpose of access to more jumping instruction opportunities, and my first mounted experience is a dressage rally hahaha.  

But honestly, it was so much fun.  Maybe it is because I am so used to showing alone or maybe because I love the show prep and set up just as much (if not more) than the actual riding, but competing in a PC rally is now one of my most favorite experiences.  And I cannot wait to do more!  I think the only thing different for this show was having to label EVERYTHING with my name.  Otherwise, my show prep was just the same as normal.

Sadly, our original team of four riders ended up dwindling to just two, as one young rider ended up sick with a 103 fever and a barn was quarantined because of a horse with EHV-4 so none of the PC members from that large boarding barn could attend. Therefore, my remaining teammate and I were split …

DIY Project!

My grandfather gave me an old racing trunk that I decided to fix up this summer.  I think it came out pretty neat; it is not perfect, but it looks pretty!  :-)


Starting point


This is on the underside of the brush box.  I love the history!  This is not my grandfather; he bought the trunk back in the early 70s at a farm auction.
Adding paint...

Original hardware
Ooooh looking better....


I love this color!  It's called "Good Karma".  :-) 

Painted hardware
Finished!  




Back in the barn! 

Comments

Dom said…
I like it! looks sharp :)
Val said…
Gorgeous paint job and color choices! What a fun and neat restoration project.
Laura said…
It looks great - nice colour choices! How cool to be able to re-use your grandfather's old tack trunk. :-)
Jean Sharpe said…
Very Cool! Our grandfathers were good friends :)
Kelly said…
Love antiques! Looks super!
Laura said…
Aww wow, looks great!