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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…

Blog? What blog?

I have been SOOOO bad at blogging this summer!  LOL!  I have so much to write about, but absolutely have not made time to write.  My days are so full that by the end of the night all I want is a shower and my bed.  And now that I am so far behind, my motivation lowers even more.

I will say that my mares are doing super well.  Sparky is looking so good at age 29 that I actually had to cut her grain back a bit (I am sure the 2nd crop hay might have something to do with that!).  Dreamy is looking very, very muscled and we are doing quite well at First level this year, probably better than I dared to hope!  And Reva continues to make me proud as we confirm really solid basics at the walk and trot.

I promise to post more soon!!  Here's a pic from a recent vacation.....with Dreamy!  :-)

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