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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…

Crazy Coincidences!

Wanna hear something crazy?  My oldest son turned twelve on May 23, and BOTH of my mares, Snap Dancer and Dreamy Starlet, share his birthday!  Snappy was both in 2000 and Dreamy in 1991.

Even weirder?  After Snappy's first dressage show in May, I realized they both started showing at age sixteen at the same show in the month of May.  And they both won their Intro A classes!  (Snappy's placed second in Intro B and I am pretty sure Dreamy had a third, but that was a while ago LOL!)

Here are pics showing them each trotting down centerline for the first time.  



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