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NEJA Two-Phase - May 31, 2020

Of course, none of us had any idea if we would be able to compete in 2020. I will say that my big goals for the year (which were sitting in an unpublished post from January 2020!) were to keep my horses healthy, happy, sound, to move up to BN with Ellie, and to complete one recognized horse trial at BN. And despite all of the COVID-19 protocols and cancellations over the year, we did meet our goals (mostly). Many of the local barns here in Maine took on the challenge of bringing us safe competitions in 2020. Ellie and I started the year by competing in a little schooling 2-phase and debuting at BN. It went well and it got me excited about the year's possibilities.  We had a great dressage test (placed second in our division) and then had one rail in our show jump course. The rail was totally my fault and for our first ever BN outing, I was pretty excited! We ended up fourth in a mid-sized division. And because I do not remember much else for specifics, here's a big old photo du

Day 6: Childhood memory



This is Kennebec Chief, known as Kenny, with me up.  The photo was taken in 1989, so I would have been ten years old and Kenny was twenty four.

The neatest part of this childhood memory is that Kenny was a stallion and is my mare Sparky's sire.  Kenny was probably the most well behaved and easy going stallion I will ever meet and he taught me to canter.   I loved riding him!  Not many can say that not only did they ride a stallion as a kid, but that they got to ride their horse's sire.

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  1. So cool! My mare's sire is still around - not sure I would want to ride him though :)

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