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Recapping 2019

I had many great horsey experiences in 2019!  I am really pleased with how the year went overall; nothing is ever perfect, but both horses are sound, happy, and healthy, which is really what matters to me.

Some of my 2019 goals were met easily or with lots of hard work, and a few of them were utter fails haha.  C'est la vie! Let's recap!

Happy, health, sound
Both mares are doing well in this regard!  Dreamy will be 29 this year, and while she definitely shows signs of her age at times, she overall looks and acts much younger than she really is!  Ellie has really matured this year, filling out as well as mentally becoming more comfortable in her own skin.  As she will be eight this year, I feel like we have moved through the baby phase.

Continue lessons with Beth and Babette
This goal was met and then some!  I took almost weekly dressage lessons with Beth and monthly jump lessons with Babette. Thanks to the Morgan Dressage Association scholarship, I was also able to attend two clini…

Dreamy's Year End Awards

United States Trotting Association
Golden Hoof Award 2010

Standardbred National Show Awards
Taurmade Memorial Award (highest scoring Training level horse) 2008, 2010
Training Level Champion 2008 and Reserve Champion 2010

SPHO-NJ National Awards
Grand Champion National High Point Standardbred 2007
National 4th place High Point Standardbred 2008
National 5th place High Point Standardbred 2010
Ambassador Standardbred Reserve 2008
Combined Training Champion 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Demo Award - Reserve Champion 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 4th place 2008, 2009
Dressage Champion 2008, 2010 and Reserve Champion 2007, 2009, 2011
Equitation 6th place 2007
General Division Reserve Champion 2007 and 4th place 2008
Hunter Champion 2010
In-Hand 6th place 2007, 2010
Showmanship 6th place 2010
Two-Gait Green 3rd place 2007
Two-Gait Senior 3rd place 2008 and 4th place 2009
Three-Gait Open 6th place 2009, 2010
Versatility Champion 2007, 3rd place 2008, 6th place 2009, 4th place 2010

SPHO-Maine
Overall High Point Champion Senior 2007, 2008
Standardbred Promotional Award 2008
Beginner Crossrails Champion 2007
Games Champion 2007 and Reserve Champion 2008
In-Hand Champion 2008
Two-Gait Senior Horse Champion 2007, 2008

SPHO-NH
High Point Versatility Award 2007

United States Dressage Federation
USDF Horse Performance Award, Training Level 2010
USDF Rider Performance Award, Training Level 2010
All Breed Training Level Open Champion 2010
All Breed Training Level Adult Amateur Champion 2010

New England Dressage Association
Training Level, 10th place 2009 and 14th place 2010

Maine Dressage Society
MDS Bronze Medal 2009
Standardbred Horse of the Year Champion 2007, 2009, 2010 and Reserve Champion 2008
Introductory Level 3rd place 2007, 2008
Training Level 10th place 2008, 8th place 2009, 4th place 2010, 4th place 2011
First Level 11th place 2011
Aged Horse Division 4th place - for both Training and First level
SPHO-ME sponsored High Point Standardbred - Training level 2010

Southern Maine Dressage Association
Overall High Point Senior Rider 2007, 2008
Introductory A Champion 2007
Introductory B Champion 2007 and Reserve Champion 2008
Training 1 - 5th place 2008
Training 3 Reserve Champion 2011
Prix Caprilli Champion 2011 - undefeated in all five shows that year!
First 1 - 3rd place 2011
First 2 - 4th place 2011

Maine Horse Association
Standardbred In-Hand Reserve Champion 2010, 3rd place 2009
2-Gait Standardbred Champion 2009
3-Gait Standardbred Champion 2010
Training Level Dressage - 3rd place 2009, Champion 2010, Reserve 2011
First Level Dressage Champion 2011

Pipestave Hill Horse Trials
Beginner Novice Year End Champion 2013