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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…

Beach Ride!

I had a wonderful beach ride on January 6, 2013!  We ride at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough, ME, which is open from October 15 to May 1, as long as you pay for a $2o permit (you can sort of see the permit number on my back in a few of the photos).  I decided to bring Snappy, since she has been to the beach numerous times to train in the winter (harness folks love the good footing to train in the winter months!) and I thought it would be fun to go out and about with her for the first time.  I went with horse friends Tania, her dad Craig, and Molly.  We had a great day!!

Gorgeous photo of Snappy (left) on the beach a few years back, taken by my friend Katie Flaherty and used with her  complete permission!  See more of her work here.

Clearly, Snappy was wild and uncontrollable when we arrived.  ;-)  And I don't know why my saddle pad is so far forward.  Uhhhh, ignore me??  LOL!
We are on the right.  My friend Molly with her horse JP and her dog on the left. 



I was trying to take a photo...had to put my glove in my mouth.  LOL!




 
Same pier from Snappy's jogging photo in the beginning!  :-)
Headed home!  Snappy was absolutely perfect.  She is a brave and levelheaded mare!

Comments

  1. So cool that you and Snappy are getting out and about. I adore that first photograph. Such beautiful lighting!

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  2. How awesome. I love riding on the beach. Its great fun.

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  3. Awesome!! Beach riding is so much fun.!!

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  4. Wow, what a fantastic little mare!
    Also, wouldn't it be challenging to drive a cart on the beach? I'm probably displaying my ignorance here, but wouldn't you sink a little?

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  5. Wow, I've missed a lot on your blog recently! Snappy is adorable and sounds like a great little mare.

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  6. How fun!! A beach ride in the winter...

    Snappy is great girl!

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