Monday, May 25, 2015

happy memorial day!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend (at least for readers in the US). We had an AMAZING time at the Maryland Horse Trials at Loch Moy this weekend - and I have soooo much media to share!!!! (And I may or may not have purchased digital files of ALL the photos taken of us: 120 pics for $99. Seemed like a good deal to me and Isabel is too cute to resist. So. Um. Brace yourself for allllllll the pictures haha)

happy team after dressage (yes there's a carrot in my hand lol)
But given the holiday etc, I probaby won't have the full re-cap started until Wednesday. 

In the meantime - a little spoiler: we had our best ever dressage (again! except it blew our previous best ever out of the water) followed by challenging full-size stadium and cross country courses. We picked up a refusal on xc (related to the water, details to come) - but given the influential nature of the course and our initial strong dressage score we were still able to finish in the ribbons. Hurray satin!

tired pony is ready to go home

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

22 comments:

  1. Yayy well done! Can't wait to see ALL THE PICTURES!

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    1. thanks!!! the pictures are definitely coming - omg there are so many!! and they are so much better than this blog's typical quality haha

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  2. That's definitely a number and not a letter! YAY!!

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    1. i CANNOT BELIEVE i snatched a ribbon at this event!

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  3. I'm so happy for you! I can't wait to see all the pics!

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    1. thanks!! they are certainly coming - days and days worth of pictures lol

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  4. I saw the dressage score - awesome!

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    1. i was honestly floored when i saw the score

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  5. Aww such a cute photo! Let's ignore the carrot lol

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    1. lol she has a habit of putting her ears straight back when i pull out the camera. treats help :)

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  6. Congratulations! I'm so happy for you doing so well!

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    1. thanks - i'm pretty thrilled too

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  7. How exciting!!!! Congratulations to you both! LOVE the ribbon and her expression! lol! Looking forward reading more about it!! And all the pics/videos!!!!

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    1. thanks! hopefully i'll have more stuff pulled together soon! and she was SO TIRED by the end of the day - poor pony!

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  8. Congrats!!! Can't wait to hear all about it! Hooray for those dressage lessons paying off!

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    1. thanks! this dressage trainer is seriously amazing. i can't believe what she's been able to do for us in a such a short amount of time. all my other trainers have been great too - and we've certainly been making progress along the same path - but private lessons with C kicked things up a couple notches and i'm loving it!

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