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CNER United States Pony Club Dressage Rally - May 11, 2019

Our very first ever PC rally was this past Saturday at Apple Knoll Farm in Millis, MA. It kind of cracks me up that I joined PC for the express purpose of access to more jumping instruction opportunities, and my first mounted experience is a dressage rally hahaha.  

But honestly, it was so much fun.  Maybe it is because I am so used to showing alone or maybe because I love the show prep and set up just as much (if not more) than the actual riding, but competing in a PC rally is now one of my most favorite experiences.  And I cannot wait to do more!  I think the only thing different for this show was having to label EVERYTHING with my name.  Otherwise, my show prep was just the same as normal.

Sadly, our original team of four riders ended up dwindling to just two, as one young rider ended up sick with a 103 fever and a barn was quarantined because of a horse with EHV-4 so none of the PC members from that large boarding barn could attend. Therefore, my remaining teammate and I were split …

Reva's Second Show! Hollis Benefit - May 22, 2011

Whew!  Funny how fast blogging time goes out the window when life is busy!  Sorry for the hiatus, dear readers!

Reva was a star at her second show of the year.  We went to a benefit show at the Hollis Equestrian Park, put on by the Maine Horse Association for the benefit of the park!  

We did four in-hand classes and three riding classes.  Reva was very good and I was pleased with her attitude.  She is super sensible and very easy!  She did come off the trailer a little more "up" than I wanted, but a quick walk around the grounds proved to be enough to settle her down.  Once we began showing in-hand, she was totally fine.  I think it works out well to do the in hand classes with her, just to get her in the ring before I actually ride.  I am not a huge fan of in hand, but whatever works!  :-)

1st Standardbred In Hand
1st Hunter Type Horse In Hand
1st Trail
1st Adult WT Equitation
2nd Adult WT Pleasure
3rd English Horse In Hand
3rd Adult Showmanship  

Katie, a fellow STB friend, came along in the morning to take photos of us.  She is a wonderful photographer.  I am lucky to have such talented friends!  :-)



And there was a show photographer as well.....we are number 214 on her site!

Comments

Laura said…
Wow - way to go Reva! You guys did well for your second show. Those pictures are great - how nice of your friend to take such great shots.

I've been reading your blog for the past year or so and have fallen in love with your standardbreds... I had been contemplating looking for one to buy as my next horse - and one has come to me!

My barn owner used to race and train them and she has a 7yr old gelding that I'm going to be riding for the summer. If he and I get along ok, he'll be mine!

I'm pretty excited!
STB Eventer said…
Wow, that is super exciting Laura! Good for you! :-) Now I will have to definitely find time to check out your blog! (I wish I had more time to read....I barely have time to update my own! LOL!)