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Hidden Brook Farm Dressage Schooling Show - June 2, 2019

Ellie and I did a show at our lesson barn this past weekend instead of taking a lesson.  I would have done a lesson on Saturday before the show, but my instructor went to NEDA Spring with her eldest daughter, who was able to get her last Grand Prix score for her USDF Gold Medal!!!  So that is a good reason to not be able to lesson haha.

I admit I was a little bummed about our low scores at the SMDA show two weeks prior.  I know a score of 6 (60%) is called satisfactory, but I really thought our performance was better than a low 60%.
I was determined to ride well and even though Beth was not there, I had her youngest daughter as my back up if the wheels fell off the bus LOL!  She was already in the warmup and at the show ring with her actual students, so it was nice to have her there to remind me to breathe and not hang on the left rein!  ;-)
Ellie unloaded and was totally calm.  Honestly, she loves her lesson barn and knows it is her second home haha.  She was much calmer tied to the tra…

The Zombie Chicken Award


Yay!  The Zombie Chicken Award!  This award was bestowed upon me by my fabulous blogger friend On The Bit.  The Blogger who receives this award believes in the Tao of the Zombie Chicken – excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. These amazing bloggers regularly produce content so remarkable that their readers would brave a raving pack of zombie chickens just to be able to read their inspiring words. As a recipient of this world-renowned award, you now have the task of passing it on to at least 5 other worthy bloggers. Do not risk the wrath of the zombie chickens by choosing unwisely or not choosing at all…

She wrote the following about her reasons.....

Standardbred Excellence is my third recipient. Just reading about her mare’s COPD makes me twitch with stress! Yet this very cool woman hardly seems phased by it. She just takes things in stride and making sure that her mare is the best she can be. She also is much braver then I am right now because she has already taken her “non-traditional dressage horse” to recognized shows this year! And done well at them! If anyone could inspire zombie chickens I know she could! If she can make taking care of her two lovely mares during a Maine winter seem like fun those zombie chickens would totally have to show some respect!

So thanks On The Bit!  :)  Hopefully this will inspire me to BLOG something now that my life is back to normal AKA my seniors have graduated and my last day of school is June 18!!!!  WHOOOO!

Comments

  1. Anytime! You totally deserve it! And I love my writing...haha...too bad I didn't have an english teacher like you when I was growing up!! I am so jealous that you are done! We still have kinds until the 19th!!

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  2. Oh, I'm not really done. My kids graduated June 7, but I am here until June 18. :)

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  3. Technically, June 19....but I took a personal day on Friday to be at a show! LOL! :D

    Where do you teach???? I did not know you were a teacher!!!! :)

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