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2019 Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange

For the fourth year in a row, I participated in the Equestrian Blogger Gift Exchange, which Tracy so kindly hosts (and has for seven years)!  I love choosing gifts for a fellow blogger, trying to find just the right thing to match their likes and interests.  And it is definitely fun to come home from work to a surprise package of horsey things for me!


This year, I received my gift quite early!  Thank you so much Eventing Saddlebred Style for the two surprises this past week!  She must have been checking out my Pinterest board I indicated I have, as these are both from my "want" category haha.

Plus, this is a new-to-me blog, so as soon as I finish this entry, I plan to tag along as a follower.  I like adding to my reading list, even though I have been terrible at commenting lately.


The cute little fox mug just makes me laugh.  I definitely cannot bring it to the middle school where I teach hahahaha, but I have already used it here at home a few times!

And the teal lead rope is aw…

Pipestave Hill Summer Horse Trial

Dreamy and I had a great day at the Pipestave Hill Horse Trial on July 7, 2013.  This is a super nice venue with two grass rings and a cross country course that is a good mixture of inviting and challenging.  We competed here for the first time last fall and did well, so I was excited to be able to return.  My friend Tania brought her horse Otis along to try the "Grasshopper" two-phase division.  While it was a long hot day, we both had a wonderful time!

Dreamy and I warmed up easily for our dressage test that morning.  We were in the Beginner Novice senior division and rode BN Test B.  It is a very straightforward test and I was not worried about it.  I thought the test went fairly smooth and I was really pleased with her effort.  We ended up with a 30.5 with lots of nice comments from the judge.  She wrote, Lovely pair with harmony and good connection.  Well relaxed and active gaits.  Needs more activity and uphill balance in canter.  Overall well ridden!  I thought that se…