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NER United States Pony Club Show Jump Rally - July 20, 2019

Ellie and I had SO MUCH FUN at our first Pony Club jump rally this year.  We drove up to Clay Brook Farms, where we had our D-1/D-2 rating, in order to compete for the day on July 20.  This happened to be one of the hottest days of summer, so the organizers modified the schedule a bit.  Instead of doing two rounds in the morning and one in the afternoon, we all did just two rounds (with a ten-minute break in between) all in the morning, so we were done and headed out just after lunch.  
Everything ran so smoothly despite the condensed format.  We were able to do our formal inspections right before we mounted up, and we were all encouraged to limit our warm up time.  We were not allowed to wear jackets, and there was a TON of horse water and ice cold human water available at numerous stations around the field.
I was competing with Epona Pony Club, but I was again put on a Horsemaster team with two other adults from Foxcroft Pony Club, Angie and Beth, the two riders I competed with at the…

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!  :-)