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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…

SMDA Ride-Re-Ride - Oct. 18, 2009

Our last show this year was the Southern Maine Dressage Association (SMDA) Ride-Re-Ride at the Hollis Equestrian Park. This is where you ride your test and after 10 minutes of working with the judge, you get to ride it again immediately.

The judge was Sandra Beaulieu. We rode Training 4 and scored a 60.4% and then a 62%!!! I was super proud of my girl! We placed first! Many people, including the judge, had not seen Dreamy since last year's Ride-Re-Ride. All commented that she looked very consistent and better balanced. :)

Clarence did the costume class again this year. :) So darn cute! Here we go, first one in the ring!




Apparently, Dreamy and I can do this with our eyes closed. tee hee! It was SO COLD that day. I am wearing so many layers!


Adorable kiddo! Hard to believe he is five years old already!




When I saw this pic, the first thing I thought (besides, WOW my kid has a good seat!) was why in the world am I standing like that? On the wrong side? Then it dawned on me.....the judge is down the lineup to the right. So yes, I am standing there like I am in an in-hand class. LOL!!!!!! I guess showing is rather ingrained.


They gave out black ribbons with pumpkins on them to each kid! They were cool! Can you tell he wants off the horse? Feet already out of stirrups!


Some pics were taken by my dad and some were taken (and kindly emailed to me) by Robyn Cuffey. :)

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  1. That's a great idea - to reride your test after working on things with the person who's judging.

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  2. Excellent! I hope you took pictures of the costume class...

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