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acknowledged the existence, validity, or legality of.

Recognized. I went to my first Recognized show you guys! It was a Dressage show.  I know! Who’da thought?  It was the Equestrian Institute Chablis One-Day Show.  This was a level-three National competition. Whatever that means. I didn’t join the USEF … Continue reading

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Spring Fling, 2016

Coming back from an event is always so euphoric. The adrenaline, the endorphins, it is just awesome.  It is in direct proportion to how stressful it is going out.  I am always so worried about driving the trailer to the … Continue reading

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Northwest Pony Club Dressage Rally, 2013

I belong to a Horsemasters Group – which is Pony Club, except for grown ups, and we fielded a team to the Northwest Pony Club Dressage Rally. I was really excited for it, Kip and I were doing great, and had … Continue reading

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Next Phase Eventing Derby

So we went to a Derby without Anne, my trainer. I have been really reluctant to go to anything without her, because I have had such bad luck in the past, going to shows by myself. I am not sure … Continue reading

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Live to fight another day.

Well that could not have gone worse. I got up at 4:30, and wanted to leave by 5. Instead I left at 5:30. So I was already late when I got to the barn. When I got there it was … Continue reading

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Leg on.

Went away to our annual Crush weekend, and thankfully Kip was totally sound when I returned. A week’s rest seems to have done the trick. He probably pulled a muscle roughousing with his buddies in the Gelding Field. They get … Continue reading

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Derby and Clinic

One of the stumbling blocks for me in trailering out by myself was the idea of hooking up without someone saying… “go right six inches, back, back left, left , ok now back…stop stop STOP!!”  So Scott had the brilliant … Continue reading

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Our first dressage show

This weekend was rather eventful. Kip and I went to our first horseshow. It was at Donida and was a Dressage Schooling show. Heidi and I are both Anxious Annies, so we left the barn at 9 am for the … Continue reading

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