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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…

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!

Comments

  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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