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NER United States Pony Club Show Jump Rally - July 20, 2019

Ellie and I had SO MUCH FUN at our first Pony Club jump rally this year.  We drove up to Clay Brook Farms, where we had our D-1/D-2 rating, in order to compete for the day on July 20.  This happened to be one of the hottest days of summer, so the organizers modified the schedule a bit.  Instead of doing two rounds in the morning and one in the afternoon, we all did just two rounds (with a ten-minute break in between) all in the morning, so we were done and headed out just after lunch.  
Everything ran so smoothly despite the condensed format.  We were able to do our formal inspections right before we mounted up, and we were all encouraged to limit our warm up time.  We were not allowed to wear jackets, and there was a TON of horse water and ice cold human water available at numerous stations around the field.
I was competing with Epona Pony Club, but I was again put on a Horsemaster team with two other adults from Foxcroft Pony Club, Angie and Beth, the two riders I competed with at the…

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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