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Recapping 2019

I had many great horsey experiences in 2019!  I am really pleased with how the year went overall; nothing is ever perfect, but both horses are sound, happy, and healthy, which is really what matters to me.

Some of my 2019 goals were met easily or with lots of hard work, and a few of them were utter fails haha.  C'est la vie! Let's recap!

Happy, health, sound
Both mares are doing well in this regard!  Dreamy will be 29 this year, and while she definitely shows signs of her age at times, she overall looks and acts much younger than she really is!  Ellie has really matured this year, filling out as well as mentally becoming more comfortable in her own skin.  As she will be eight this year, I feel like we have moved through the baby phase.

Continue lessons with Beth and Babette
This goal was met and then some!  I took almost weekly dressage lessons with Beth and monthly jump lessons with Babette. Thanks to the Morgan Dressage Association scholarship, I was also able to attend two clini…

Downeast Congress Photos

Well, I am not sure if there are enough photos of this weekend. I mean, the professional photographer did only take 78 photos of me. LOL! I was so excited to get a CD of all 78 images for just $129. I usually spend at least that on three or four prints! Now I have them all and can do anything I want with them! Some of these first few were taken by me. :) I will put the heading of the photo at the top of each one.

Here is a shot of Standardbred Row! There are two more STBs to the right, but my lens cannot take a shot like that.
Dreamy's stall is on the far left, then our tack stall, then McKeever's stall. As you can see, S is mucking him out!

Close up of our tack stall front and lovely banner. We had a table and flowers and all that....but with the rain and wind, we opted to not put it out. :(

Inside of the tack stall.


The great banner I had made for the occasion!

The banner I had made for my mare. Now we can show in style!

Hi Dream!


Here are the things I bought! A new saddle pad....maroon of course. Then I had it embroidered right there at the show! The treats were in the goody bag.


This gorgeous bowl was made by Laurie
Dombroski. I love it!


Here is my shirt and the cute bag I had made.


Here we are in Dressage Suitability. Dreamy looks great, but I am having a hard time sitting up because I am ABSOLUTELY SOAKED! I thought I might slip off!


Pretty mare!


The two
UMares doing the demo.


S and
McKeever in the demo!

H and
Bruizer in the demo!

J and Duncan in the demo!

Dreamy and me in the demo! Cute little event horse!

Jumping in the demo!


Line up at the end of the demo!

STB In-Hand

Dreamy just "loves" in-hand!

Doing my Hi Lo
warmup/Easy Does It division. Not sure which photo is from which of the three o/f classes. Here I am looking for my jump! And so is the mare!




I am holding her face a little too much here.....getting ready to have to PULL her up on the landing do she does not buck!

There are other photos of us jumping, but she was a wild and crazy mare! These were the best ones.
Saturday night's
STB Pleasure Class.


WE WON!

Tears streaming down the face...

Crying!
LOL! If you click on any photo, it gets really big on your screen. Then you can see the tears! :D

YAY MARE!

Sunday morning's
STB Equitation Class.


Another win!

Victory pass!

And Sunday afternoon's STB Pleasure Championship

We are the STB Champions of the weekend! This is the other photo, same as the one on top of the blog. I love this one, because you can totally tell how MAD she was at having to stand. Classic pissed off mare face.

Vicotry pass was a little crazy....she is like WHAT IS THIS THING ON MY FACE???? The steward (in the win photos) asked if I really wanted the big ribbon on her face. I told her, "Sure, why not? I can stay on!"

LOL! ;-)
Ah, pretty mare! This was before we won anything, so I wanted to be sure that we got a photo near the sign. S took it for me.


The Standardbred Crew!


THE END! I had a blast! Hope you enjoyed the photos! :)

Comments

  1. What a beautiful mare! GO STANDARDBREDS!

    I especially like the shot of you two "in-hand", you have a lovely smile.

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  2. Thanks! I am trying to look as though I am having more fun than my mare. LOL! I came around the corner and saw the camera. It was a natural instinct to smile, having been raised by a mother who took a ton of photos. Camera pointed at me? Say CHEESE!

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  3. That's awesome. I totally saw you and you and your mare did a good job jumping. Do you remember seeing me, I was on the ugly appy that was jumping in the later afternoon on Saturday in the hunter ring?

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  4. Sidetracked - Were you on Possum?? He is not ugly! :D Thanks...my mare was super nervous, so her head dropping/bucking thing was not fun...but we had some OK moments!

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  5. I was on the infamous Possum. He did pretty well despite the fact that he really wanted it to be jumpers instead of hunters. We'll get there someday. Nice pics by the way, your mare is really sharp looking.

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  6. Thank you so much for all your hard work. It was a nice weekend even though the weather was not great.

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