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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…

That's It, I'm Leaving

With fellow blogger and STB friend Now That's A Trot off on a new adventure as a working student, I have spent time wishing her well and simultaneously wishing I were young enough to be a working student myself. LOL!

So here we are. I found my perfect job, just as I was Googling for something else. Lauren just happens to be one of my favorite dressage riders too. AND IT INCLUDES FULL TRAINING BOARD!!!!!!!! *SIGH* I would happily muck stalls all day for that.

Sprieser Sporthorse at Clearwater Farm in Marshall, VA seeks a motivated, responsible, high-energy barn manager/working student to oversee day-to-day activities at one of Virginia's top dressage barns. Responsibilities include stalls, grooming, tacking, turn in/out, feeding, riding, lunging and general horse care at a top standard. Applicants must be of excellent character, experienced, not afraid to ask questions, take initiative and put horse care above all else.This job includes a cash salary, full training board for one horse (which includes 6 days/week of lessons and/or training with USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist Lauren Sprieser), and lovely on-farm private residence with kitchen, living room, high-speed internet and satellite TV. There is the possibility to supplement income by providing grooming services to clients, like body clipping, braiding, etc.Applicants need not be experienced dressage riders. This is a small farm with great people, wonderful clients, top horses and lots of opportunities. Don't pass up this opportunity!Please call 540.364.6179 or email lauren at spriesersporthorse dot com for further details. Thanks!

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  1. Ah to be YOUNG and SINGLE with NO attachments to area in which we live. LOL Screaming here.

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  2. I've met Lauren through some other forums and she's really nice. She's accomplished a lot with her horses and I hear good things about her instruction, too. I was actually going to apply there if this current job didn't work out.

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