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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

Maine Dressage Society 2010 Banquet

The Maine Dressage Society banquet was held on Sunday, January 30, 2011.  This is always a fun banquet to look forward to.  I really wanted my instructor to come with me, but she was not able to.  :-(  Instead, I met up with another friend who owns a Standardbred just starting out in dressage and the young woman who rides him.  It was nice for Dreamy to share the "dressage Standardbred" spotlight with another Standardbred!  

As always, I am super proud of my mare.  She has done so well this year!  Funny enough though, we scored much higher at our out-of-state shows than here in Maine (Why......???  No idea!  LOL) and the one schooling show we did here in Maine to be able to qualify for Maine points ended up being the lowest scores of the season!  DUH!  Most of the time, you score higher at schooling shows, but not me!  For my tests, the one "L" judge gave lots of 6s for everything, while the "S" judges were more willing to reward good movements with 8s and 9s.  LOL!  For whatever reason we scored LOWER at the schooling show than all of our rated shows!  Too funny.

We ended up ranking fourth in Training level, which I was pleased with.  Last year we were eighth!  :)  We got a pretty gray/white ribbon!  :)


We also were awarded the high scoring Standardbred award, aka "Standardbred Horse of the Year."  We have won that three times now (and one time we were Reserve).  :)  It is a nice certificate that I will hang up with the others.


And we had a new award this year, which I did not know about.  The Standardbred Pleasure Horse Organization of Maine (SPHO-ME) donated a high point trophy for Training level Standardbreds.  We were the only Standardbred at Training level so we won it!  LOL!  It was very generous of SPHO-ME to do that, especially since I am not a member of that organization.  :)  (Sadly, the trophy says "Dreamy Starlight" instead of Starlet, but oh well.  It is the thought that counts!  LOL)


Pretty ribbons at the banquet!
More ribbons...
Medals and certificates...
Yay Dreamy!

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