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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…

Ellie's Year End Awards

American Morgan Horse Association - Open Competition National Awards
2018 Champion Introductory Level dressage - 69.9920%
2018 4th place Eventing
2018 7th place Hunter Jumper
2018 7th place Showmanship
2018 8th place English Pleasure
2018 9th place Equitation
2018 9th place In Hand

Maine Morgan Club
2018 Champion Introductory Level dressage - 70%
2018 Champion Hunter Pleasure, Open
2018 Reserve Champion Two-Phase Eventing
2018 Reserve Champion In Hand
2018 3rd place Adult Equitation

Maine Horse Association
2018 Champion Introductory level dressage - 70.315%

New England Jumpers Association
2017 Champion Walk/Trot Pleasure
2017 Champion Walk/Trot Equitation
2017 Champion Ground Poles
2018 Champion Pre Elementary Two-Phase

State of Maine Dressage Association
2018 Champion Introductory Level, Adult Amateur - 68.676%
2018 Overall High Point Adult Amateur

Maine Dressage Society
2018 Reserve Champion Introductory Level, Adult Amateur - 69.375%
2018 Champion Morgan Horse of the Year

Western Maine Dressage Association
2018 ? - 68.75%

Central Maine Dressage Association
2018 Champion Introductory Level dressage, Adult Amateur - 69.38%
2018 Champion Combined Training, Adult Amateur - 30.78

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