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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…

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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