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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…

SPHO-NJ Banquet Pics

Pics of the award table...



I tell you, SPHO-NJ knows how to put on an awards banquet! The awards are gorgeous!


Some of the gift baskets from the Chinese auction....


Here is the Taurmade award Dreamy won, with presenter Helene.


Here I am with Rob winning the Training level horse award from the National show.


Here I am winning the reserve Ambassador Standardbred award.


Here I am winning the overall Combined Training award.


Here I am winning the overall Dressage award.


Here I am with ALL my awards! :D


Thanks SPHO-NJ!!!!!!!!! :D And can I just say that I LOVE Rob's shirt??????? I am dying for a Burberry purse in that pattern! ROFL!!! ;-)

Here is the ad I bought for the banquet program. Rob designed it.

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  1. Were you in jersey getting all of those? And those awards are something I DREAM of (no pun intended). I am very jelous right now!! oh and congrats!

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