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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…

NEW JERSEY HORSE SHOWS!!!!!!!!!

I spent a FANTASTIC weekend showing at the Horse Park of New Jersey in three horse shows. Yes, that's right, I said three. On Saturday, August 29, 2009, we did the ReRun Charity Horse Show in the morning and mid afternoon. Then we competed in the "Battle of the Breeds: Standardbreds vs. Thoroughbreds" that evening. On Sunday, August 30, 2009 we did the National Standardbred Show for the second year in a row!

I don't have a ton of time to post the entire story yet, but I will, I promise! Here are the results at least....

ReRun Charity Horse Show
2nd - Training 2 (61.43%)
3rd - Schooling Equitation Over Fences #1
4th - Training 4 (58.80%)
5th - Schooling Equitation Over Fences #2
6th - Schooling Equitation Under Saddle


Battle of the Breeds

4th Hunter Hack

National Standardbred Show
2nd - Nervous Novice Junior (with Jessy S. from SPHO-NJ)
2nd - Training 1 (59.57%)
2nd - Hunter over Fences
3rd - Training 2 (61.79%)
4th - 2 Gait Adult Equitation (out of 18 riders!)
4th - 2 Gait Adult Eq. with pattern
4th - 3 Gait Adult Equitation
4th - 2 Gait Hunter under Saddle
5th - 3 Gait Senior Horse
6th - 2 Gait Senior Horse (huge class...15 maybe?)
6th - 3 Gait Hunter Under Saddle


It was SO MUCH FUN!!!!! I will post more, promise!


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