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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…

An article about us....

I was contacted about a STB article for the Bangor Daily News. I cannot believe he said I worked at Fryeburg! DUH! I said Sacopee like 3 times and even spelled it. I like the piece so-so. I really wanted him to focus on the HORSES, not me and my horse. I talked a lot about the breed in general, about our new org., and about the UMaine program. It is too bad in my opinion that he chose to focus on ME. Oh well. I understand a "human interest story" makes it more interesting, but it was kind of weird the way he made me sound so FORCEFUL. Like I would smack someone if they insinuated a horse should go to a glue factory? UMMM....never said a thing about a glue factory....and actually I am more pro slaughter anyway. Some of the quotes are things that I did not say. LOL! I said something like that, but he did direct quotes that were not really direct quotes. Oh well......good publicity for the breed is always good thing I suppose.

And apparently I operate a barn and started "dressage training" at six years old! LOL! It is always odd when a non-horse person writes about horses. :P

Here it is:

http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/109977.html

Comments

  1. Wow, looks like the writer took some liberties on the article. And how can they get the school you work at wrong. I went to Fryeburg Academy and it doesn't look or sound anything like Sacopee Valley hahaha. Like you said, atleast it's good publicity for the breed because they always need it up here where STBs are dropped a dime a dozen after life on the track.

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  2. Yup, it's a "nice" article...even if it doesn't have a lot of correct and truthful information in it!

    What is it about newspaper reporters in particular that they feel the need to make up stuff?!? Argh.

    Still, it was nice publicity for your STB support organization, For the benefit of us STB-lovin' latecomers, can you post more info about that on your blog?

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