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SMDA Recognized Show - July 14, 2019

Ellie and I tried her first recognized show in July.  It was quite an interesting experience; I don't know why this has been such a weird year, but sadly it has!

I signed up to ride Training 2 and 3, paying the little extra to have T3 count as a qualifying score.  It didn't really matter since we cannot do enough rated shows this year to qualify for a USDF award, as I want to do horse trials and other things on weekends when the rated shows are scheduled.  But I wanted it to "count" just in case because you never know lol!

I didn't get any media as I went by myself.  Training 2 went great!  Ellie warmed up well and we had a really solid test.  She was calm and rideable, and I honestly thought we had done quite well!  The judge didn't agree and we scored a 62.241%, for third in a class of five.  Not a terrible score, but it seemed lower than the performance.  I figured it was just a difference between normally doing schooling shows and this was rated, so the sco…

Yorkfield Farm Fox Hunt

Dreamy and I went to Yorkfield Farm in Kensington, NH on November 17, 2012 for our fifth hunt of the season.  It was another gorgeous day!  We have really lucked out on our hunting weather this year.  Yorkfield Farm is beautiful, as is the surrounding land, and it boasts a true nine acre polo field!  :-O  We had a great day galloping and jumping through the countryside, as usual!

Hacking along the road to get to the next field...we are fifth back.

Before a run...fifth from front, fourth from back!

Whee!!!  We are back there somewhere in the middle!

There was A LOT of galloping at this hunt!  It was fast and fun!!  I think we are last in this photo.

Catching our breath at a check.


At a check at the end of a campground area, near a pond.


Relaxing at the check.  I love that she has figured out to just relax at the checks and not stay wound up!
Dreamy is probably in the best shape she has ever been in!

Talking with Joshua and his owner :-) 
I'm not in this pic, but I wanted to show the awesome runs we had between the trees at the Christmas tree farm!  SO FUN!!!! 
Can you see the hunt all the way up on the left?  This was super nice galloping!

Comments

  1. So she goes-and-goes...and then she rests at the checks...and then she goes again?

    Sounds like an endurance horse to me!

    What beautiful ground you covered, hooray for all y'all.

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