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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…

Scary or Exciting?

So, I am not sure yet if this is scary or exciting! LOL! Now this means we are eligible to compete at rated dressage shows! And maybe even qualify for a USDF All Breed Award! :) :) :)

I do know that it means I have to work my ass off this year!


  1. My vote is exciting! I have and still cheris Genny's lifetime certificate! I can't wait to here how you do at the USDF shows next year!

  2. Thanks! I think exciting too, but yesterday when I opened it up (having no idea what the USDF was sending me) my heart hit my throat. LOL! It is big time now! :)

  3. Nice! I still have to register Willie.. Maybe after I get some of my other memberships paid off for this year. The downside of belonging to so many breed groups is you have to RENEW them every year!

  4. I agree with EXCITING, over the top, cool the list is pretty endless.

    You have EARNED this as has your wonderful mare.

    NOW, I must get going on the big guy so that when you get finished with him in 09 he can go for it in 10. I am sure you will be one of the top trainer, riders in the Northeast and it will all be done with STANDARDBREDS. they RULE ya know.

    I am so proud of you and Dreamy.

  5. That is incredible news and such a tribute to all the hard work you and that DREAM GIRL have put in. I've instructed Santa to take the coal out of your stocking and to give DREAMY some extra carrots and candy canes! I am so proud of both of you.
    Bruizer's Mom

  6. J: Thanks! Not sure about being a top trainer or rider, but we will sure work hard and do the best we can to make the breed proud! :) And yes, Duncan gets his shot in '10 I hope!

    Bruizer's Mom: Aw, thanks! :) (But not nice about the coal!!! LOL) But, you too could register Bruizer for just a small donation to USDF....$85!!!!! It basically just means..."The USDF Lifetime Horse Registration (LHR) is a one-time registration fulfilling the USDF horse registration requirements for all USDF award and championship programs." So now I am allowed to qualify for awards with the USDF. At least it is a one time fee. Exciting because I have been wanting to do rated shows with the Dream Girl and I think she will be ready in 2009. Oh and to see her name on the USDF website along with the four other STBs is pretty cool. Scary because AHHH! Now we have to work really hard to get our scores up! :)


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