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NER United States Pony Club Show Jump Rally - July 20, 2019

Ellie and I had SO MUCH FUN at our first Pony Club jump rally this year.  We drove up to Clay Brook Farms, where we had our D-1/D-2 rating, in order to compete for the day on July 20.  This happened to be one of the hottest days of summer, so the organizers modified the schedule a bit.  Instead of doing two rounds in the morning and one in the afternoon, we all did just two rounds (with a ten-minute break in between) all in the morning, so we were done and headed out just after lunch.  
Everything ran so smoothly despite the condensed format.  We were able to do our formal inspections right before we mounted up, and we were all encouraged to limit our warm up time.  We were not allowed to wear jackets, and there was a TON of horse water and ice cold human water available at numerous stations around the field.
I was competing with Epona Pony Club, but I was again put on a Horsemaster team with two other adults from Foxcroft Pony Club, Angie and Beth, the two riders I competed with at the…

Day 7: Something new

This saddle pad rack is one of my newest finds.  I LOVE THIS THING!  I have a very tiny tack room and a lot of tack.  I have two trunks full of saddle pads (yes, I have a problem) and always seemed to have the pads currently in use strewn around in a very messy system.  I hate flipping them over on top of my saddles, though that it was I usually have done.


It is hard to see with the ribbons hanging (yes, I have a "problem" with those too....LOL!), but this little rack has ten swinging arms to hold pads.  It fits in the tiniest spot in my tack room, smooshed between my saddle racks and a trunk/bridle bags on hooks, but it is perfect.  I have all my schooling saddle pads that I use on a regular basis out on this rack now.  And the best part is that when the pad is damp after a ride, it very easily dries out on this rack too!  


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  1. (I too have a "problem"...you should see my boot/polo collection)

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  2. Ok, my tack room MUST have one of those!!! How awesome. :)

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  3. I must also confess to having saddle pad problem. I'm pretty sure you can never have too many. They are like the shoes of the horse world. This rack is perfect!

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