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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

Dreamy's former owners

Back in 2008, I wrote to all of Dreamy's previous owners, just for fun.  Out of the 7-8 of them, only one responded.  Dr. Hank Schlesinger and his wife are from NY and they owned Dreamy at the end of her racing career.  He was happy to hear from me, it seemed.  He wrote:


I am very sorry that we have not written back sooner concerning "Dreamy Starlet".  When we had her she was a spunky filly with a big heart and a lot of promise!  When she developed her chips I determined her racing time was over.  I was an equine veterinarian then and I could have done the surgery so ending her racing career was the alternative.  She was like a big puppy ready for everything.  She had quite a disposition and a lot of spunk.  We were sorry to let her go.  We are very glad a wonderful person like you has her now.  Maybe someday if it is OK we might come to visit.  Give her a hug for us.  ~Dr. Hank and Cathy Schlesinger 

I thought was so nice of them to write back!  :)

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  1. Made me teary, how lovely to have contact (for both of you). You are fortunate to have all of Dreamy's "owners" contact information!

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