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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…

Hidden Brook Farm dressage show Aug. 8, 2009

Dreamy and I trucked up to Norway, ME on August 8 to compete at the Hidden Brook Farm schooling dressage show. It was the only unrated dressage show I did this year. I decided to compete because I needed one more show recognized by the Maine Dressage Society to qualify for year ends. We did the two Isaac Royal shows and so the HBF show made number three.

It was a gorgeous day and Dreamy was very good. In Training 2 we scored a 58.929% for third place and in Training 4 we scored a 58.8% for fourth place. Or it may have been the other way around for ribbons. LOL! I actually never wrote it down so I cannot remember which was which! Our scores were solid 5, 6, and 7s.


  1. hahaha...Dreamy is not looking so impressed in that picture! Good solid scores though.

  2. Way to go. BTDT with an Arab. Harder climb, but what rewards when it happens. :o)


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