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Hidden Brook Farm Dressage Schooling Show - June 2, 2019

Ellie and I did a show at our lesson barn this past weekend instead of taking a lesson.  I would have done a lesson on Saturday before the show, but my instructor went to NEDA Spring with her eldest daughter, who was able to get her last Grand Prix score for her USDF Gold Medal!!!  So that is a good reason to not be able to lesson haha.

I admit I was a little bummed about our low scores at the SMDA show two weeks prior.  I know a score of 6 (60%) is called satisfactory, but I really thought our performance was better than a low 60%.
I was determined to ride well and even though Beth was not there, I had her youngest daughter as my back up if the wheels fell off the bus LOL!  She was already in the warmup and at the show ring with her actual students, so it was nice to have her there to remind me to breathe and not hang on the left rein!  ;-)
Ellie unloaded and was totally calm.  Honestly, she loves her lesson barn and knows it is her second home haha.  She was much calmer tied to the tra…

Green Acres Horse Trials - August 31, 2013

Dreamy and I had a great day at the Green Acres Horse Trial back in August.  This is one of my favorite places to event.  In 2012 when we first moved up to Beginner Novice, we had some bad luck on the cross country course at one of the GA events (refusal on the LAST DAMN FENCE!  Ahhh!  I left my mare down and forgot to ride the entire course!) and then the next event Dreamy pulled a three-day-old front shoe from slipping on the grassy stadium course.  I was sort of leery about showing there this year, as I really like the event but worry about "bad luck".  Haha.
I should not have been worried.  After a season of fox hunting over monstrous natural fences and just really upping our game this year, this event was a great success.  Plus, we had just returned from our week with Denny, so our confidence as a team was very high.  We had one of our best dressage tests, even scoring a FREAKING NINE on our free walk (HELL YEAH!).
Super Mare is adorable.  I look like a deranged monkey…

Camp Denny 2013

Dreamy and I were lucky enough to attend adult event camp at Denny and May Emerson's Tamarack Hill Farm in Strafford, VT this past August 19-23, 2013.  It was an amazing experience that I have always hoped to try one day.  I sent in my application in February, praying that I would get in and praying that I would be able to save my money to pay for it all!  LOL!  It was expensive but so worth it!

MONDAY - Day ONE
I left on Monday around lunch time.  It was a pretty straightforward two and a half hour drive to VT, almost directly across the state of NH and just over the Vermont boarder. 


When I arrived, I pulled into the driveway and stopped when I saw a girl come running over to tell me where the park.  OMG it's Daryl!!!  I laughed to myself when I realized that meeting Daryl Kinney, Tamarack's barn manager, was like meeting a famous person.  LOL!  Denny posts about her on his Facebook page all the time and she has a position to literally die for.  She has obviously worked har…