I last left you in the midst of a clinic and then Blogger ate my scheduled posts and I had no motivation to continue. It's been a hell of a summer and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
Becky Lee clinic in June ended with us schooling a bunch of Training courses
Went to a local jumper show. Kicked butt!
|We like winning!|
Cochrane HT (at Entry) Finished on our dressage score (which turned out to be our best of the whole season)
|Dee felt the need to smile for the camera|
James Alliston clinic. Fell off (pilot error, miscommunication), schooled almost all the Training fences, made new friends but didn't really feel like I learned anything
Had my first therapy session with a Sports Psychologist. Fabulous idea. I haven't had a single crippling panic attack since. She reminded me that everyone has baggage, its just how we pack it away that is different. I still have fear, but I feel like I can manage it much better.
Thompson Country HT - finished on our dressage score again. Found Entry to be boring and felt completely ready to move up at Rebecca Farm
Hauled down to Kalispell early to spend a week at Herron Park with Sandra Donnelly. Had some fabulous jump schools, climbed a mountain, ate way too much pizza and enjoyed having no cell phone. Sandra told us when we get our dressage better we will be ready for Training no problem. Made a ton of new friends. Discovered my horse cannot have a day off while living in a stall, she becomes a wild beast!
|I'm spoiled to be showing with Isabel|
|Herron Park is just gorgeous|
|Ditch that actually had a creek running through it|
|Rebecca Farm is no slouch either|
Spent 10 days being wrapped and medicated, bounced back super quick.
Alhambra HT- Pre-Training, toughest PT course I've ever seen. Had a great dressage test, scores did not reflect but I was super happy. The weather was horrid and the footing was slick. Picked up a 20 on XC when we slipped right in front of a jump and I pulled her off it (rather than risk near death). Still finished with time allowed. Pilot error in stadium gave us 4 faults but I was still really happy with my horse. (No media because everyone missed my stadium and dressage rides and the weather was too bad for XC)
Babysat a couple of baby Standardbreds in their first XC foray. Could have done without the 5 minute deluge and the flat tire but it was still fun.
|The fabulous Jose Jalapeno and Shimmer-E|
Had pro photos taken of the pony and dog, The Boy tagged along. Dee thinks putting her ears forward is for fools
|Favourite picture ever! Thanks to SMTT for the inspiration and how-to|
|I love them all. I'm glad the feeling is mutual|
|One of very few with pretty ears|
The Boy and I look at a bunch of acreages
South Peace HT-Pre-Training. Rode my dressage saddle aside (only having ridden her sidesaddle twice before). My nerves got the better of me and I kept forgetting my test, which is a first for me. But them's the breaks. Had a fabulous clear stadium round and proceeded to kick XC butt (including our first buffalo jump) to finish on our dressage score once again.
Sullivan finally got branded
Skipped Championships to attend a small local jumper show that offers prize money. It worked for us! I could only attend on Saturday so we did the highest divisions they offered (.75m and .85m). Took one second, two firsts and pulled one rail. We came home with over $600 and 3 coolers (I won two for classes, and won one in the door prize draw). Perfect end to our season!
|See, we really like winning!|