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NER United States Pony Club Show Jump Rally - July 20, 2019

Ellie and I had SO MUCH FUN at our first Pony Club jump rally this year.  We drove up to Clay Brook Farms, where we had our D-1/D-2 rating, in order to compete for the day on July 20.  This happened to be one of the hottest days of summer, so the organizers modified the schedule a bit.  Instead of doing two rounds in the morning and one in the afternoon, we all did just two rounds (with a ten-minute break in between) all in the morning, so we were done and headed out just after lunch.  
Everything ran so smoothly despite the condensed format.  We were able to do our formal inspections right before we mounted up, and we were all encouraged to limit our warm up time.  We were not allowed to wear jackets, and there was a TON of horse water and ice cold human water available at numerous stations around the field.
I was competing with Epona Pony Club, but I was again put on a Horsemaster team with two other adults from Foxcroft Pony Club, Angie and Beth, the two riders I competed with at the…

Gearing Up to Show THIS WEEKEND!

I am at school right now....my last day!  I am SO ready for summer and more than a little bored to be sitting here!

Tomorrow is technically the last day I am supposed to be here, but I took a personal day. Seeing as I have not actually taught a student since May 19 (my seniors' last day of classes) and I am giving no underclassmen finals this week, I felt OK asking for the day.  I told my boss exactly why I was asking for it off, and reminding him that I would NEVER do it if I taught underclassmen.  He was 100% supportive of granting my personal day!  :)

So, the reason is because I am showing this weekend at the Downeast Congress Horse Show in Skowhegan, ME.  It is the Maine Horse Association's 30th annual Downeast Show, and it is a Class "A" double judged pleasure ring and a double judged hunter ring.  That means TWO sets of ribbons!  WHOOOOOOOOO!  Click here for more info......scroll down for the show.

Dreamy and I are doing numerous classes over the three days:

  • Dressage Suitability (FRI)
  • Standardbred in Hand (SAT)
  • Standardbred Pleasure (SAT)
  • Standardbred Equitation (SUN)
  • Standardbred Pleasure Championship (SUN)
  • Hi Lo Judged Warm Up (SAT)
  • Easy Does It Hunter Over Fences (SAT)
  • Easy Does It Hunter Over Fences Championship (SAT)
  • Easy Does It Hunter Under Saddle (SAT)
Also we are doing a demo on Friday night at 6:45.  :)

I should have lots of photos and lots of news to share when I get back on Sunday night.  Though I will probably wait until Monday/Tuesday to post!  

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  1. Good luck at the show!

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  2. I'm so jealous--we don't have very many Standardbred events, here! I have to haul up to Canada to play with other standies.

    Take lots of pictures, and I'll be cheering for you!

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  3. Best of luck I can't wait to see the pictures and results. Congratulations for getting a lesson with Lendon, I can't wait to hear about your lesson.

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