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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…

State of Maine Dressage Association show - June 12, 2016

After a fantastic first ever dressage show back in May, I was pretty excited to see what the June show held in store for us.  Admittedly, I do think it is tough to start out so well with such stellar scores.  I am NOT complaining, I am happy we did well, but it is tough to start on top.  I would have much rather started in the lower 60s and mid pack for ribbons, and then we'd have a place to "move" to and improve.  I figured we had only one place to go and that was down!  LOL!

But, Snappy came out ready to show yet again and was a rockstar.  I, on the other hand, got extremely sick on Saturday before the show and spent the day with a yucky stomach flu.  I did manage to school her lightly that morning before things went really downhill, but it took me double the time to braid her because I kept puking (GROSS) and having to sit down after each braid.  I wiped down my tack and didn't even clean my saddle!  Oh the horror!!!  Haha. I was worried that I would end up feeling fine better on Sunday morning and kick myself for scratching.  So yes, I am a crazy insane horse person who forced herself to bathe and braid her horse in order to show the next day and possibly win little scraps of fabric.  There are worse things LOL!!

We had another great show.  It was run by a local Standardbred group, so instead of high point horse/rider (which we would've missed by just over a point), they only awarded high point Standardbred of the day.  Out of six Standardbreds, Snappy was the high point horse!  Yay mare!

Intro A - 1st place out of six with a 72.813%
Intro B - 2nd place out of nine with a 70.938%
High Point Standardbred


Not as much media to share, as my 12 year old videographer/photographer son was with his father!

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