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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…

Happy New Year and all that good stuff...

What a crazy few weeks!  I had a wonderful Christmas vacation from teaching and while there were several things going on to blog about, I have just not had the time to sit down and write!  I need to do an update on Snap Dancer, news about selling a horse, a recap of 2012 and our goals, and of course, set some new goals for 2013!

Before I get to all of that, here is a little pictorial wrap up...

We had a great pre-Christmas lunch and gift exchange with my mom and her husband.  And yes, we threw some knives.  NBD (That's my husband.)
Santa was very generous!
My son loves to ride his (junky old) bike in the sn*w.  I guess it handles better than the new one.  LOL!  We got about two feet of sn*w TOTAL for the month of December 2012.  We only had 2 inches in December of 2011.  sigh  
20th annual Christmas Day ride on my Sparky 
Mac the barn cat is not sure he likes this sn*w...I feel the same. 
Reva
Sparky 
Dreamy (She wears a blanket because she is body clipped.)
Snappy 
The mat is not actually this color, but my phone is not exactly a fancy camera.  LOL!  It is more green.  I love this!

Comments

  1. Is Snappy at home with you??
    Looks like you had a lovely holiday, and wow! Holy presents!

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  2. I love reading your blog honey!!!!!

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