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NEJA Winter Schooling Jumper Show - April 25, 2021

Our final NEJA show in their winter series was at the end of April. On a whim, I decided to kick it old school and wear my rust breeches and navy coat. I definitely got a few "looks" from some of the HJ crowd, but it was worth being the weirdo eventer girl haha. It was a gorgeous spring day and our rounds were all excellent. Rejoice really seems to enjoy her newfound jumper pony status and powered around like she knew what she was doing haha.  My goals for the day were to win the ground poles speed class by taking a sneaky route someone's trainer would not approve of again haha like I did at the March show and to remember my jump off round like I did NOT do at the March show! Though there wasn't a super sneaky route to take in the ground poles class, I made sure to set her up for tight turns and rollbacks. We did win the class out of nine riders! Whoot! Our speed cross rails was also a good class, with Rejoice willing to listen to half halts, turn on a dime, and also

Shout Out to VTO Saddlery

I purchased my dressage coat last year through VTO Saddlery.  They are not a company I usually used, but they had the Romfh coat I wanted.  Yes, I admit I wanted a Pikeur, but my budget would not allow for it.  LOL! 

Anyway, at my last dressage show, I noticed the last button on the front of my coat was missing!  Horrors!  Of course, all my safety pins are in my hunt seat garment bag, so I just had to ride the way it was.  I figured most people would not even notice, but it bothered me!

So I emailed VTO Saddlery to see if they might be able to sell me a spare button or two.  Within 10 days of my original email, I had two new buttons from them.....FOR FREE!  I offered to pay, but they just sent them to me!  How awesome is that?  Not only did they get the buttons quickly from their supplier, they did not even charge me. 

THANK YOU VTO SADDLERY!  You now have a VERY happy customer.  I was happy with my purchase before, but now I will be sure to always check their website when I need to order something.  

I love my coat, BTW.  It fits great and it has a neat Teflon shell that does not pick up dirt and wipes off easily.  It is pretty lightweight and breathable, as much as a black coat in the summer can be!  I just took a moment this afternoon to replace the missing button and it looks as good as new.  Oh, and I saw my bronze medal pin on my office shelf and decided it was time to attach it to the lapel.  I can't believe I forgot to do that before today!  LOL! 
Here I am with my coat at Standardbred Nationals in 2009.  The pin on the lapel in the pic is a NEDA pin.....now it has my bronze pin!!!  :)

Please use VTO Saddlery!  They have great customer service!  :)

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  1. I love VTO saddlery. They had the SoftTouch dressage girth I was looking for and it was $30 cheaper than everywhere else I had looked at, so I only got it for $20. And it came in less than a week. And I had a problem with ordering breeches once and their customer service was prompt and helpful. I love them.

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  2. LOVE IT when that happens! Its the little things that make a day brighter :)

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  3. I'm sitting at Bangor Raceway watching 3 riders on Standardbreds riding in the center of the track and I swear you and Dreamy are here today. She looks great!

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  4. Thanks Melissa! It was great to meet you today! I will post about our day at the track soon! :)

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