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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…

USDF Connection

Dreamy and I were featured in the "Tail End" section of the July 2009 edition of the USDF Connection! I am very proud of us both of course! I have received many nice compliments on the article, even from judges who recognize us! Click on the article and it will get large enough to read.


  1. Great article.

    Yes, people are amazed that Standies can (DO!) have great gaits. All that trotting is good for something, people!

    Have you read _Crazy Good_ yet? It's about Dan Patch, and a dang good read for horse people and true-history readers and most especially for lovers of Standardbreds!

  2. My favorite part of the USDF Connection is the tail end. I FREAKED OUT when I saw you and Dreamy in it! You are famous in my eyes now!


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