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Recapping 2019

I had many great horsey experiences in 2019!  I am really pleased with how the year went overall; nothing is ever perfect, but both horses are sound, happy, and healthy, which is really what matters to me. Some of my 2019 goals were met easily or with lots of hard work, and a few of them were utter fails haha.  C'est la vie! Let's recap! Happy, health, sound Both mares are doing well in this regard!  Dreamy will be 29 this year, and while she definitely shows signs of her age at times, she overall looks and acts much younger than she really is!  Ellie has really matured this year, filling out as well as mentally becoming more comfortable in her own skin.  As she will be eight this year, I feel like we have moved through the baby phase. having this photo shoot was definitely a highlight of 2019! Continue lessons with Beth and Babette This goal was met and then some!  I took almost weekly dressage lessons with Beth and monthly jump lessons with Babette. Thanks to the

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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