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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…

A neat find...

My husband found this bird's nest in one of the side lawn trees. It was empty, so the little ones have already hatched and flown away.


Normally, I would not appreciate a bird's nest, seeing as I would have wanted him to leave it in the tree. But if you look closely, you can see why he brought it to me to keep.


Yes, that is my Sparky's tail hair in the middle of the nest! How cool! :)

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  1. Very cool and definitely worth keeping!

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  2. Awww...I love it! And I have been waiting for a Sparky update for a while now. Dreamy is stealing the spotlight!

    oh and you have to come to Jersey for the 2010 GAIGs if you want to share a tack stall. You could not pay me to show in region 8!!!

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