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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…

Yeah, I am still here....

So it has been a while since I have blogged! LOL! Sorry all. Life has been chaotic, especially back during late July/August. I had a lot of things going on in my personal life and I just honestly did not feel like blogging. I was unhappy about things that were not specifically related to my horses, but it did impact my outlook on life and horses and such. :(

But, I do have LOTS OF NEWS! So I am going to try to get back into the habit of posting. :)


  1. At last, you have been missed. I hope everything has worked out for you.

    I am can't wait to hear about Dreamy and how Reva is doing. Looking forward to hearing about the two of them.

  2. Is that a new header? It's a a really nice photo! Looking forward to hearing more from you.

  3. That better include your USDF article!!! And I am sorry things were not going well. I hope you are feeling better.

  4. Great picture in your header! Dreamy looks fantastic! Glad to see that your back...we missed you!

  5. Hi!
    I just stumbled upon your blog, and I have to say, KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK! I live in the Pacific Northwest, and show a Pinto who is mostly QH, with a little Standardbred, named Tucker. People out here constantly confuse Standardbreds with Saddlebreds, so I set them straight by calling them "trotters". Anyway, he has three solid gates, and we have shown in dressage for four years now, with mixed success. We will show 1st level in the spring. We cliniced with Sandy Chohany a few years ago, and she really liked Tucker. I so jealous that you were able to show for her - she is one of the best. He is also a very good jumper, and a part time therapy horse for people with disabilities. I think it is the Standardbred in him that makes him interesting, and much more versatile. I had to blog to give you any encouragement I can! You go girl!!!


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