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RABT Summer Cross Country Derby - July 12, 2020

At the beginning of July, Ellie and I tackled our first ever BN level XC course at a competition! We take jumping lessons with Babette at RABT Farm (Rest & Be Thankful Farm), so having Babette there that day to coach me was perfect.  We did have some bobbles on my part, like not riding to each fence and not enough leg (NEVER ENOUGH LEG) so we had one stop on course, but I was super pumped to have a chance to jump around a course at a place we are totally comfortable but it was a crazy chaotic day with 50 horse/rider pairs and a ton more activity than our Wednesday lesson days!  ready to go I paid for a second unjudged round after our division of nine riders jumped and we went clean. It was a beautiful summer day and such a fun opportunity. All COVID protocols were in place and people were super respectful of them.  Due to our stop, we ended up in 8th place with a 3rd place team finish! I paired up with two of my Epona PC teammates for the team competition and they both won their di

Pipestave Hill Summer Horse Trial

Dreamy and I had a great day at the Pipestave Hill Horse Trial on July 7, 2013.  This is a super nice venue with two grass rings and a cross country course that is a good mixture of inviting and challenging.  We competed here for the first time last fall and did well, so I was excited to be able to return.  My friend Tania brought her horse Otis along to try the "Grasshopper" two-phase division.  While it was a long hot day, we both had a wonderful time! Dreamy and I warmed up easily for our dressage test that morning.  We were in the Beginner Novice senior division and rode BN Test B.  It is a very straightforward test and I was not worried about it.  I thought the test went fairly smooth and I was really pleased with her effort.  We ended up with a 30.5 with lots of nice comments from the judge.  She wrote, Lovely pair with harmony and good connection.  Well relaxed and active gaits.  Needs more activity and uphill balance in canter.  Overall well ridden!   I thought t