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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…

RIP My Sweet Horse

Rest in peace, Volo old boy. You have earned your wings, so fly free with the wind in your mane.

1972 - Nov. 2, 2008

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  1. RIP...he sounded amazing. (((HUGS)))

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  2. Thanks OTB....It is nice to know there are other horse crazy gals out there who understand. :( It is so bizarre to feel "content" with his peaceful end but at the same time mourn his passing.

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  3. As you know my BO and I just went through this last Jan with her wonderful TB Red. As difficult as it is to make the decision and carry through, it really is for the best. Volo is running free with all his friends and making new ones I am sure.

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  4. Reading this brings tears to my eyes. I know this day too will come for my precious Treat. I only hope that she lives as long and as healthy as Volo. I am sure he is now running (pacing):), with all the others now. RIP Volo.

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