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NEJA Winter Schooling Jumper Show - April 25, 2021

Our final NEJA show in their winter series was at the end of April. On a whim, I decided to kick it old school and wear my rust breeches and navy coat. I definitely got a few "looks" from some of the HJ crowd, but it was worth being the weirdo eventer girl haha. It was a gorgeous spring day and our rounds were all excellent. Rejoice really seems to enjoy her newfound jumper pony status and powered around like she knew what she was doing haha.  My goals for the day were to win the ground poles speed class by taking a sneaky route someone's trainer would not approve of again haha like I did at the March show and to remember my jump off round like I did NOT do at the March show! Though there wasn't a super sneaky route to take in the ground poles class, I made sure to set her up for tight turns and rollbacks. We did win the class out of nine riders! Whoot! Our speed cross rails was also a good class, with Rejoice willing to listen to half halts, turn on a dime, and also

Ellie and Rejoice's 2020 Year End Awards

Despite the fact 2020 was a year of cancelled shows and lots of horse show changes, I am still pleased with the fact Ellie was able to qualify for a few year end awards. Rejoice even got into the act with one of her own!

Ellie

Maine Horse Association
  • First Level Champion 62.2414%
  • Family Pleasure Horse Program (Most Hours Award)

Maine Dressage Society
  • First Level AA, 3rd place 62.2414%

Western Maine Dressage Society
  • First Level AA, Reserve Champion 62.2414% (no pic because I have not received the ribbon yet)

American Morgan Horse Association
  • Bronze Medal in Dressage
*While they suspended the Open Competition in 2020, they still awarded medallions. For a bronze in dressage, we had to earn 8 scores for Training or First level tests completed in at least 5 shows with at least 4 different judges. At least 2 scores must be from First level. All scores must be 60% or higher.
Rejoice
Maine Horse Association
  • Family Pleasure Horse Program (25 or More Hours Award)



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