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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…

Decorating with an equestrian flair

Having a brand new home to decorate was equal parts exciting and overwhelming.  I tried to incorporate small horsey touches without making my home look like my bedroom at 12 years old LOL!  I thought I would share a few ideas today, as it is freezing cold here in the Northeast and there is not much going on with the horses besides feeding and cleaning out!  


I love this little horse, as it reminds me of a (Standardbred) trotter!  It hangs in my kitchen.  I changed the ribbon to match the accent color.

I have had this print since college, because it looked like Sparky (even the same saddle I had at the time).  Now it is in my dining room.

My papercut made by Niamh and a pastel drawing of Sparky from my parents the first Christmas I owned her!  This is our office.

Horsey pillows, of course!  Way too pricey, but I have coveted these forever!  

Saw it on Pinterest, of course!  LOL!  I painted old horseshoes from Sparky and Dreamy.

My sister-in-law made this for me a few Christmases ago.

Funny story to this one.  Four years ago, I entered a Facebook contest to name this print and my suggestion won!  Therefore I won this gorgeous piece of artwork!  It hangs in my living room.
It showed up on my Facebook memories today, which is what made me think of it!  LOL!
This is my wee one at 13 days old.  Another Pinterest idea!  He peed on my saddle during this photoshoot.  LOL!

Two foxhunting prints in the master bathroom.  Found these for a steal on eBay!


Horsey touches in the master bathroom.  I found these at two different antique stores.  (The small white dish on the left is from Target, and the two wooden boxes were my grandmother's.)
Framed photo of our racing under saddle race (we won!) and a drawing of Sparky from a coworker for our secret Santa a few years ago.  This is the master bedroom.

Artsy photo of Dreamy years ago at a dressage show, plus a few little horsey knick knacks from my childhood.

Two little fox lamps in the master bedroom to go with the foxhunting theme.  

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