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SMDA Recognized Show - July 14, 2019

Ellie and I tried her first recognized show in July.  It was quite an interesting experience; I don't know why this has been such a weird year, but sadly it has!

I signed up to ride Training 2 and 3, paying the little extra to have T3 count as a qualifying score.  It didn't really matter since we cannot do enough rated shows this year to qualify for a USDF award, as I want to do horse trials and other things on weekends when the rated shows are scheduled.  But I wanted it to "count" just in case because you never know lol!

I didn't get any media as I went by myself.  Training 2 went great!  Ellie warmed up well and we had a really solid test.  She was calm and rideable, and I honestly thought we had done quite well!  The judge didn't agree and we scored a 62.241%, for third in a class of five.  Not a terrible score, but it seemed lower than the performance.  I figured it was just a difference between normally doing schooling shows and this was rated, so the sco…

Day THIRTY! 30 Day Challenge

Day Thirty: Your future with horses

PHEW! I almost made it!  I missed posting this yesterday by completely spacing out.  This past week at school has been utterly insane.  But here it is!  I completed the entire 30 Day Challenge!  Click here to see all the posts.

So, my future with horses.  Well, I plan to own horses as long as I am physically capable.  I cannot imagine my life without them.  If I cannot own a horse at some point, I would find a way to lease one or at least take lessons.  Someday I plan to own another Morgan, someday I hope to own a Connemara pony, and I am sure I will own another Standardbred!

I plan to continue to compete in the future as well.  I love dressage and would LOVE to earn my USDF bronze medal someday.  That means I have to earn scores at First and Second...that might be hard.  My immediate plan is to try First Level this year with Dreamy and see how we do!

We are expecting a big 8-14" snow storm here in Maine tomorrow.  So much for this 30 Day Challenge helping me get through the winter weather.....SIGH.  Last year at this time it was 60-70 degrees...this year it has barely gotten into the 40s on a good day.  It has been a very very trying winter and early spring so far.  Here's hoping the summer is gorgeous for good riding!

I have lots to post about Dreamy and her spring conditioning!  I started riding her on March 13 and we have had 15 rides so far!  She is looking FANTASTIC and I am excited!  More later!  :-)

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  1. Hi honey,

    You did it! I loved reading your posts but sad that the 30 day challenge is finished. We have 2.5 inches of snow so far...blah! I love you Elizabeth, mom xoxox

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