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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…

Lendon Gray clinic

My longtime dressage idol is Lendon Gray. I was lucky to have the opportunity to ride with her August 21-22, 2009 at Brookfield Corner Farm in Brookfield, NH. This farm is just under an hour from the house and is run by a wonderful family.

I was so beside myself to actually get a chance to ride with Lendon! I was riding both days with the owner of the farm, a woman named Janet. When I rolled in on Saturday, all I could hear was screaming from the indoor. OH BOY, I thought. I am going to love this!

Well, I was wrong. :( Of course, I was thrilled for the experience, but it did not go exact as I had hoped. To Be Continued.....

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  1. That is unfortunate. I can't wait to hear all about it.

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