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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…

About Me

I have been a horse crazy little girl for most of my life.  I began my equine career in 1985 when I was six years old. My earliest recollections of horses are from visiting my great-grandfather's Standardbred farm. 

I began riding with Joy Spencer of Joydale Morgan Farm, which is where my first horse Sparky was born.  I took jumping lessons for a year with Chelise Storace of Cressbrook Stable when she was located in Straham, NH and then went on to ride in college at the University of New Hampshire with Janet Briggs from 1997 - 2001.  I took summer dressage lessons in college on Lusitano stallions with Vitor Silva of Sons of the Wind when he was located in Deerfield, NH.  

I have been lucky enough to ride in clinics with Steuart Pittman, Linda Zang, Lendon Gray, Heather Blitz, Chris Lombard, Gwyneth McPherson, and Jennifer Wilson-Horr. I took dressage lessons with Judy Thibeau of Little Moon Farm for years with Dreamy.  Most recently, I have been riding dressage with Beth Brainerd of Hidden Brook Farm and jumping with Babette Lenna Gonyea of B-Eventing.

I live on my own little farm with my husband and two children!  I am a schoolteacher in real life, which gives me the opportunity to enjoy the summers with my horses and kiddos!  Drop me an email anytime at cloverledgefarm@gmail.com!  :-)