Starting a Vlog and Chatt Hills Recap

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Hi everyone, I am starting a vlog. I am very excited so everyone go and subscribe please.

I had a great weekend at Chatt Hills ending our second prelim in 5th after a few mistakes (rider error).   I love my boy.

Here is a few amazing photos by Pam Doughty.  

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Did I mention I love Queso. Here he is smiling for a friend.

Thank you to my amazing sponsors:

Happy Horse

Espana Silk

B Gone White Line Treatment

Seminole Feed

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Going forward

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Forward fixes everything!!! 

I know I have been inactive for a while but I’m back and better than ever! As we are all looking forward to 2019, I want to rewind a little to what has been happening lately.

 Last year, I competed a lot, which takes us into summer where I traveled to Montana to groom for the Area III NAYC team at Rebecca Farm. When I got home, I immediately left for the Chincoteague Pony Swim. And then in a blink of an eye I was right back in Kentucky working for the amazing Dan James. That took me right up to the beginning of my junior year, when I started doing full time dual enrollment which means I have more time to ride and am already getting some college out of the way. So in October of 2018 I completed my fourth Retired Racehorse Project with Awesome Victor owned by Laura Oliver. Shortly after that my new horse, Altus Louvo (Queso) arrived from England. In November I went to Rocking Horse with the great Wallace Eventing Team and then after Thanksgiving I went to Pine Top with Eddie G, Queso, and my good friend Josie who rode Hurricane Ramiro. Before Christmas, I went down to Sarasota to ride some polo ponies and the day after Christmas I went to Italy with my friend Leila and her family which brings us to 2019. 

This weekend I am heading to Sporting Days  in Aiken to take Queso is the training one-day and then to Rocking Horse over Valentine’s weekend for our first preliminary together. My goals for this year is to make it to NAYC in Montana on the CCI2** team (old) or 2018 one star).

I am excited about my sponsors and appreciated their support. Espana Silk, B Gone, Happy Horse and Seminole Feed

2015 In Review

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Here is a quick review of my past year. * Warning: there are many pictures of a certain grey horse. Overall I had a great year with many nice horses to ride.

 

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USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals

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Tomorrow I head to Chicago for USEF Dressage Seat Medal Finals. I qualified for this by first competing at a rated show during the summer of 2014 and then competed in this class at Dressage Regional Championships in Wellington, Florida last October. I am excited that Nationals is finally here.

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Because it is an equitation class that means I can take any horse. I have chosen to take a wild mustang with 100 days of training. This mustang was trained for the Georgia Extreme Mustang Makeover by Stan Smith. Ford was supposed to compete this weekend in the mustang makeover but Stan was injured by a training horse and is unable to ride. I love riding Ford and am glad he has all the training necessary to compete at nationals with me. What I love about mustangs is their ability to compete in any discipline.

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Rolex Bound

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This year, Elisa Wallace is competing in her first Rolex! And I get to go!!!!.  Elisa has known me since I was about two years old.

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I am very thankful for her friendship because she has taught me many things. I am also very thankful to Elisa for letting me ride her horses and groom for her at shows (in town and out-of-town)!

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Elisa inspires me to be a better rider and to make it happen. See you there!

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I know you will do great! GOOD LUCK ELISA!!!!

I might be a little excited……

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Horse shows in the rain

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This past weekend I showed at Chattahoochee Hills schooling show. It was wet but still lots of fun.

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This is my 2nd raining show this spring (not to be confused with reining). Here are pictures of the arenas from each show. Which one is wetter?

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The other show was at IEA regionals in March at the GIHP. I am happy to say both arenas had great footing even with all the puddles. Sometimes you just have to show in the rain. I hope these things don’t go in threes.

It was Old Brownsboro’s 1st 3 phase and 1st beginner novice. Schooling on Friday was wet but he wasn’t bothered by it at all. He was a super star.

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I am excited to be competing in his first recognized horse trials on May 2nd and 3rd at Poplar Place Farm.

Showing green horses and having fun!

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I was going to call this blog the first show of the season but it is really my 5th show of 2015. It is my first show with my RRTP horse Old Brownsboro. He was a superstar.

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We started out with a combined test at North Atlanta Equestrian at the tadpole level. The show was a huge success and him and I gained a lot of confidence.

Sometimes I would much rather jump higher but I remember that my horse is very green. A month ago he had never seen a jump. It is great that I am able to show him at all. I know if I am patient that I will be at a higher level in no time.

Also, the Chattahoochee Hills Pony Grand National was held at NAE’s show. The event was so much fun and I wish it could be held at every show! I mean how often are you allowed to gallop as fast as you want to over jumps. I never am. My pony and I are now qualified to move up to the semi finals at the Chattahoochee Hills May Event. I can’t wait.

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After the show I trotted Old Brownsboro around the Pony Grand National course. As you can see in the picture he was wild (NOT). I love this horse.

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