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How Was Your Show?

Overheard at the show this weekend:  rider 1 “how was your ride” rider 2 “well I thought it was better but the judge didn’t think so”.  I think all of us have either lived this or know someone who has.  … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Long Time Coming

So, it goes, the last time I posted on this page was after the USDF Dressage Nationals in 2017.  I was quite frankly despondent.  Fourteen months later I feel like I have something to say.  While I’ve had highs and … Continue reading

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Chasing Rainbows

On my way home today from the 2017 Dressage Nationals I beheld a rainbow. At first, I didn’t know it was a rainbow. My first impression was a shaft of rather red light in front of me. It was very … Continue reading

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Striving for Excellence

  I’m writing this post after riding and listening to Conrad Schumacher teach over the past 3 days. I believe this is my 5th clinic with the German Master.  My preference is to ride with the same clinicians over and over again.  It … Continue reading

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Lessons From Wellington

If it is January, you can bet 2 things are going to happen in my life.  One is that I will be attending the FEI Trainer’s Conference held at the lovely Mary Anne McPhail’s Farm located in Loxahatchee, Florida.  The … Continue reading

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In the Ribbons

In the Ribbons It is now December.  Dressage Nationals was held last month.  What took me so long to post about the experience?  In a nutshell; I came in 11th.  Not once but twice.  What does coming in 11th at … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

October has been very busy.  First out of the box was our regional championships.  The following weekend was a clinic with Isabelle von Neumann-Cosel.  This weekend was a clinic with Hans Biss.  Then in 2 weeks I will be off … Continue reading

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Mellow Yellow

The 2016 Region 9 Dressage Championships are complete.  Winterfair and I ended up 3rd in 3 out of 4 classes.  There have been times in my life that I liked the color yellow.  This past week yellow was once again my … Continue reading

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A Tale of 2 Freestyles

It is hard to believe but with the start of school comes the rundown to regional championships.  I have 2 shows that I generally attend before championships in just over a month.  Now I usually use these shows as a … Continue reading

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Stretch to Fourth

Today was the first day of a two-day show. I rode Fourth Level Test 3 for the first time today on my own home trained horse Winterfair. I went out tonight to celebrate the 61% I received. I would say … Continue reading

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