2015 goals, shows, & plan


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

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


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.

4th         РStadium Schooling @ Dreamland
11th ¬† ¬† ¬†– XC Schooling @ JRF — cancelled because Murray was sore!
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     РHawley Bennett Clinic @ Sunfire (audit) & day two!
22nd      РXC schooling @ Camelot (added because I only audited Hawley)
1st ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† – Jumper schooling show @ WSS¬†(intended classes: 2’3″, 2’6″, 2’9″) I was out of town
27-29th Р3-day camp @ Camelot Equestrian Park
21st ¬† ¬† ¬†– Murray’s PPE!
16-17th  РCamelot Equestrian Park Schooling HT (BN)
OR 17th       РThe Event at WSS (Rated, BN Рmay just photograph this)


7-9th     РThe Summer Event @ Woodside (Rated, BN)
Moving? Don’t want to though.




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

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)

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

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