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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…

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  1. you have the rest of us dying in curiosity...what happened?

  2. I love this Blog. Too bad that parents who have NO clue about what their kids are up to have to TRY to derail YOUR blog.

    As someone who will lose a National Championship to a kid who didn't win it honestly I have to back up what was written by you.

    Let the kid and her mother do their own blog and stay off yours. JMO

  3. LOL!!!! :D Well, check out the comment I got under the post about liking my horses better than most people. I laughed when I read it, and wanted to ignore it, but had to respond. :) No willpower here. I love how folks think it is all about them....and hey wait a minute....isn't this MY BLOG???? Never once did I mention the idenity of the people I referenced. It was about 4 different people as a matter of fact. It could have been anyone.... And at the same time, I knew very well that they might read it. BUT, I have no problems standing behind my own opinions. The thing is I don't feel the need to do it to their faces, since what would it really prove? So I wanted to complain on my blog about how people view ribbons. Big deal. I highly doubt the blogger of Fugly HOTD cares if people read what she writes about their horses and uses their pictures. LOL!!!! There was nothing slanderous about what I wrote unless someone else wants to put there own name to it. That is their problem if they want to make it known who I am referencing.....not mine.

  4. I think you made some valid points in your other post. And honestly, your examples could have come from ANY show circuit, or heck, ANY barn. (Ask me about the 4-Her that placed FOURTH in a large tricounty class with an honest-to-god emaciated horse. Ask me what the "responsible adults" officiating the event told my 14y/o self when I spoke up.) I've been known to eat entry fees when I get to a show and realize my guy is just not right, or to drive various trainers and vets nuts as I insist a horse is NQR somewhere. I'm used to being condescended to. But hey, the old broodie I swore was taking some funny steps the other day? Blew an abscess out her heel this afternoon. Sometimes I hate being right.

    And not to be snarky, but if anyone reading thought your comments were directed at them... Well hey, guilty conscience much?

  5. NTAT - Heck yeah, you got that right! :) Too bad about the mare with the abscess though. :(

    Anon - I actually know who you are, despite the anonymous post.....LOL! I know you know all the situations I speak of. :)


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