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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…

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!  

Comments

  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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