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ME Morgan Benefit Show - August 10, 2019

I had not been planning to bring Ellie to this show, but an email had gone out to members a few days prior that entries were a bit low.  So in order to support the club, we headed out to Pineland Farm the morning of August 10, for what promised to be a gorgeous summer day!  All photos that I am in were purchased from the show photographer!
I always think these types of shows are going to be fine, but at the end of every single one of them, I always remember why I should stick with dressage and eventing haha.  That is not to say there is anything wrong with open shows or the club that runs them; this is just not the type of showing we do well at because she's not a "show horse".
The show was held at a gorgeous facility that boasts both large indoor and outdoor arenas.  They chose to have the show indoors with warm-up outside, which is fine, but Ellie was not a fan of the indoor.  One corner was open to the large and echo-y storage area where they had set up the secretary…

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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