2015 goals, shows, & plan

goals

Horse Goals

Show 2’6″, 2’9″, and 3′
Show Beginner Novice and finish on my dressage score We did it at WSS!
Go to a rated show We showed rated at both WSS and Camelot.
Show training level dressage
Dressage, dressage, dressage!
Hammer down M’s feeding routine the jury is no longer out – alfalfa makes him goofy!
Increase Murray’s confidence and independence
Hills work off-property check and check for Feb and March! Hoping to go again!
Breeze Murray and time it for giggles not quite breezing, but I did go 600 mpm!!
Sit the trot and no-stirrups weekly
Improve my cardio fitness

Personal Goals

Graduate!
Get a job!
Make a budget for life and stay within it
Be less judgmental and more grateful
Train Ellie to heel and have her nails trimmed
Monetize some aspect of my life to make extra income for ponies
Learn to drive a truck and trailer

Blog Goals

Keep blogging regularly

shows

So far I’ve only planned the first 2/3 of the year, because there’s a solid chance I’ll be moving in September and the thought depresses me so much that I can’t think past it.

January
4th         – Stadium Schooling @ Dreamland
11th      – XC Schooling @ JRF — cancelled because Murray was sore!
February
1st         – Jumper schooling show @ WSS (intended classes: 2’3″, 2’6″, 2’9″) – did the 2’3″ and 2’6″ and called it at that!
7-8th     – Hawley Bennett Clinic @ Sunfire (audit) & day two!
22nd      – XC schooling @ Camelot (added because I only audited Hawley)
March
1st         – Jumper schooling show @ WSS (intended classes: 2’3″, 2’6″, 2’9″) I was out of town
27-29th – 3-day camp @ Camelot Equestrian Park
April
21st      – Murray’s PPE!
May
16-17th  – Camelot Equestrian Park Schooling HT (BN)
OR 17th       – The Event at WSS (Rated, BN – may just photograph this)
June

July

August
7-9th     – The Summer Event @ Woodside (Rated, BN)
September
Moving? Don’t want to though.
October

November

December

plan

There are lots of things I need to do and buy before I can get to my first rated show.  This is just a list of the things I either really, really want (for respectability at the show) or honestly need in one form or another, with varying levels of importance.  I’ve included an approximate price so I have a visual of how expensive it really will be to do what I want this year.

Non-negotiable: NEED before first rated

loop gag for stadium/XC                   $35
better dressage bit                           $50 turns out I don’t need this!!
dressage show pad                           $40
poultice/ice tight                              $20
leg wraps                                        $20
                                                              $165

Would really like before first rated

new dressage coat                          $100
new white full seats                        $80
stock tie                                         $20
leather dressage girth                       $60
EcoGold Flip Half Pad                       $135    (got an ambassador discount)
                                                               $414

Probably entirely unnecessary to splurge on before first rated

dressage/stadium helmet                 $140 (got a JR8 on sale!)
new polo wraps                                $20  (for life, not showing obv)
new XC boots                                 $90
stadium boots                                $50
                                                               $300

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