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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…

Cornish Horsemen's Day

I have marshaled at Cornish Horseman’s Day for many years now. This year it was held on Sept. 12, 2009. It is a fun day of racing at the local track here in my town, known as the Cornish Trotting Park at the Cornish Fairgrounds. Many amateur horsemen and women are given the chance to try their skills at harness racing. This year's event benefited the Cornish Fairgrounds Restoration Fund.

In the past, I have marshaled as a member of the SPHO-Maine. Because I am no longer a member, I had not planned to marshal this year. However, Diann the organizer called just a week before the event to ask if the Standardbred Performance Society was interested in sending any volunteers. WHY SURE! It seemed as though SPHO-Maine had no marshals to send, so SPS was invited instead!

So both Shelly and McKeever joined Dreamy and I for the day. We had such a blast! I love to marshal and meet-and-greet with the crowd. It was an overcast day with a slight drizzle, but despite that, we had a great time together! Plus the infield is a GREAT place to canter! :)


All photos by Derek Davis. :)


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