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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…

The Blessing of the Hounds

Wentworth Hunt 's formal season began on September 28, 2013 with Blessing of the Hounds at Yorkfield Farm.   It was an awesome hunt, great weather, and a fast pace!  Dreamy was a machine, going first field again and just loving it!  We even jumped a HUGE hedge which I'm told is 3'8".  Whoooo!  Wish I had a pic of that!


  1. So happy to read stories and see pictures of you guys and your adventures again!


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