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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…

Snap Dancer Has a New Career Move...As a Cover Girl!

Imagine my surprise to see that after three years out of the show ring, my first show back with a new horse lands us on the cover of The Horse's Maine and New Hampshire!  LOL! Professional photographer Elena Raymond snapped this shot of us at the end of our very first dressage test and I just love it.  I've had it as my Facebook profile pic since she shared it with me in May.  I am so pleased she sent it in and they actually used it!  Very cool!


Joy, love, and trust...I just love this!

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  1. That's an amazing photograph and how cool to be on a magazine cover!

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