Monday, May 28, 2018

#maybeshesbornwithit

Phew, what a weekend and it isn't even over yet here in the States!! I hope everyone's been keeping busy with all sorts of summer-prep type stuff like barbecues and whatnot!

Per usual, over here at 'Fraidy Cat Eventing we've been busy with our Memorial Day tradition of hitting up Loch Moy's final spring starter HT. And guys. It was a biggie for the team.

"i don't see what the big deal is" - Lyra
Rachael and Birdie finally got their first outing of the season, after months and months of what can only be described as .... well .... Let's just say if they didn't have bad luck, they'd have no luck at all .

But they finally made it out for their season debut and killed it for third place in a crowded novice split!!

"actually it's kinda badass, just sayin!" - Bella
Brita and Bella meanwhile have had a busy spring season already, carefully chipping ever away at their one big goal that became reality this weekend: they moved up to training!!

And guys, I'm not even ashamed to admit I was moderately teary eyed watching them come cruising through the finish flags.

"bays can be badass too, ya know!!" - Birdie
It's just crazy to me, ya know? Like just a few short years ago none of the three of us were eventers. Like, sure. We've all been riding and loving horses forever. But this sport can seem so intense sometimes, and so intimidating.

I don't honestly believe any of us thought even back in 2014 that this type of weekend might ever be a reality for us. And yet... here we are!!

"there's room in the badass club for one more, right?!?" - Charlie
also don't worry - i have tons of higher res pics to share soon!
I should say - Charlie also had a fantastic weekend. More details to come, obviously, but suffice it to say he killed it at his novice debut!!

Also, shout-out to Meredith who was volunteering as a score runner at the event, after competing herself the day prior, and got to come say hi and meet Charlie (and give me a sneak peek at my scores lol!), plus got to see him for his jumping too!! Was great meeting you and I hope our paths cross again soon!

yea sir. absolutely. cheers to you, big guy!
Honestly our scores for the day don't even really do it justice.

Dressage wasn't a goal for the day, but actually Charlie impressed me in warm up. Then it was just too freakin stifling hot and humid to be bothered for much warm up in stadium, which resulted in a rail (again, more details soon).

And cross country was flipping fantastic too, tho I had to clear up some confusion when a 20pt penalty erroneously showed up on the score board. Turns out tho, I had just schooled some stuff while I was out there and the jump judge got a little confused. No harm, no foul, and the penalty was dropped.

Didn't change our placings tho lol, still 7th of 7. But you sure as hell won't find me complaining! Last place never felt so good ;)

24 comments:

  1. I can’t wait to hear details!

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  2. Bahaha that comparison between Lyra and Bella! Def would rather be on Bella through that combo!

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    1. lol seriously, that log was no joke! even if lyra does look quite impressed with herself haha...

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  3. More details!! Congrats on a great weekend for all of you!

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    1. thank you!! more details coming soon when i can get all my pictures and video together!!

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  4. The best kind of weekend! :D

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  5. Yay girl! Looking forward to this hi-res pix!

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    1. Thanks! You know me - there’s always bound to be zillions upon zillions of pics!

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  6. Yay! Can't wait to hear more about it :D

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    1. more coming soon!!! a bunch of videos are already on youtube too if you're impatient ;)

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  7. ahh congrats to ALL of you! How exciting!! I'm so eager for details but also just so happy to hear how well it all went!

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    1. thank you!! :D it was such a relief for everyone to have a really solid run - we'd all been looking forward to it for so long!! i'll have plenty details to share soon!

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  8. Can't wait to hear all the details :)

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    1. i'm eagerly getting them all written out complete with pics and video - coming soon!!

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  9. Austen messaged me yesterday, congrats on Novice!!! Can't wait to hear about it.

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    1. Thanks it was a great day to be out there!

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  10. Great meeting you Emma! Charlie was so chill, what a great guy. You should be proud of the job you’ve done with him! I have some pics, not great quality but I know you love media.

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    1. thanks so much for commenting Meredith!! and it made my day that you came up to say hi!! and actually you show up in a few photos from my dressage test (esp where i'm talking to the judge at the end haha) that'll get posted tomorrow, hope that's ok!! i'd love to see the photos you got, you can email me at fraidycat.eventing at gmail! thanks so much!

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  11. How exciting, sound like you had a good time. Well done on upgrading too! Can't wait to read all about it

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    1. thank you!!! it was definitely a great time all around!

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