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CNER United States Pony Club Dressage Rally - May 11, 2019

Our very first ever PC rally was this past Saturday at Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, MA. It kind of cracks me up that I joined PC for the express purpose of access to more jumping instruction opportunities, and my first mounted experience is a dressage rally hahaha.  

But honestly, it was so much fun.  Maybe it is because I am so used to showing alone or maybe because I love the show prep and set up just as much (if not more) than the actual riding, but competing in a PC rally is now one of my most favorite experiences.  And I cannot wait to do more!  I think the only thing different for this show was having to label EVERYTHING with my name.  Otherwise, my show prep was just the same as normal.

Sadly, our original team of four riders ended up dwindling to just two, as one young rider ended up sick with a 103 fever and a barn was quarantined because of a horse with EHV-4 so none of the PC members from that large boarding barn could attend. Therefore, my remaining teammate and I were split …

Monogram all the things!

I have been LUSTING over this saddle plate monogram from Swanky Saddle Co. and look it at every so often on my Pinterest board.  I try not to be crazy about monogramming all the things, but I have been wanting a saddle plate for my new (to me) dressage saddle.  Because of its large cantle, I thought a regular saddle plate like I have used in the past might look strange, so this larger roundish monogram seemed perfect.  Also, I have a weird thing about loving silver colored plates on black tack and brass on brown LOL!


I LOVE how it looks on my saddle!  It was a bit of a pain to attach, but I used a tiny drill bit to get the holes started and then the tiny nails went right in.   


While perusing the Swanky Saddle Co. website, I found these cute brush monogram stickers, so I added two to my cart in the color "moss".  Somehow I ended up being sent four, two in moss and two in emerald, so that was a fun surprise.  Now that I see the colors in person as opposed to the computer screen, I think if I order more I would go with hunter green.  Honestly, I am not sure why I didn't do the dark hunter green in the first place LOL!  But heck, I still think they are super cute no matter what green they are!  I put them on my show brushes because I figured that way they won't get quite as much wear and tear as my every day brushes.  
Now with the cute monogram, the black marks on my dandy brush is more irritating than ever LOL!

Comments

TeresaA said…
That is really cool!
Carly said…
Cute! Especially love how fancy the brushes look now.
emma said…
oh man, i've always wanted one of those saddle name plates too - it looks so classy on the high dressage cantle!!