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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…

Friendship Award


A blogger friend On the Bit sent this award my way! Thanks OTB!!! I cannot wait to meet her this summer when I return to NJ to show. Actually I had debated on whether or not to invite her to the SPHO-NJ Banquet this month, but then I got thinking that she might think I was crazy, since we have never "officially" met in person yet. LOL! But anyway, I felt silly.....AND then I saw OTB's comments about the banquet and now wish I had just invited her anyway. I think we would have had a blast hanging out.

Next year OTB! You are so coming with me! :D

The award description:

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

So now I get to pass this award on to other bloggers. I chose:

Comments

  1. haha...you are crazy...you own a HORSE! That automaticlly means you are a wack job...but thats okay...I am too :P As for the banquet, I should have been reading your blog more often so at least you would have known I wanted to come...not after the fact. Next time! And who knows...maybe we will ger Erin back to NJ so we can have a blog party! I will meet you this summer for nationals so we only put it off for a few months. Besides, I would totally have been jealous of all those ribbons anyway so maybe it is for the best :P

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