2016 goals & shows

2016 goals

Full goals post here

Murray Goals

– Keep learning from MurrayHorse
– Make Murray’s health and wellbeing a priority
– Increase strength and suppleness
– Continue to improve behavior away from home
– Show 2’9″, and 3′, and go clear the first time around
– Show BN and end on my dressage score
– Show first level dressage
– Attend a rated dressage show
– Show at two new venues this year
– Move up to Novice (stretch)

Riding

– Learn to sit the trot
– Even out my hand pressure
– Elastic elbows, consistent rein length
– Learn how to ride like Hawley Bennett
– Precision — in everything

Personal

– Pay off the credit card
– Create a budget, stay within it
– Be able to run 3 miles without getting winded
– Gradaute- Develop a steady source of adult-adjacent income
– Sell the Peanut!

Blogging

– Keep posting regularly through 2016
– Develop NorCal OTTB blog into a valuable resource and well-trafficked blog
– Develop Zen Baby Horse some more

 

2016 shows

Read the full post here

Shows in blue are horse trials, in red are dressage shows, and in pink are miscellaneous/other.  Shows in standard text I’m quite committed to, shows in italics I hope to attend but are much more subject to change.

February 7 — Jumper show at WSS (possible)

March 6 — Jumper show at WSS (unrated) — 2’6″, 2’9″

March 19 — Combined Test at WSS (unrated) — Beginner Novice
OR
March 18,19 — March Mania Dressage at Rancho Murieta  (rated) — T-3, 1-1
OR
March 20 — Pacific Equestrian Center Schooling Show (unrated) — T3, 1-1, 1-2

April 16, 17 — Horse Trials at CEPF (unrated) — Beginner Novice

April 24 — Pacific Equestrian Center Schooling Show (unrated) — T3, 1-1, 1-2

May ?? — Event Derby at UCD (unrated) — Beginner Novice

May 13, 14, 15 — Starr Vaughn Dressage (rated) — T3, 1-1, possibly 1-2

May 27, 28, 29 — Woodside Horse Trials (rated) — Beginner Novice

July 9, 10 — Dressage at Pacific Equestrian Center (rated) — T3, 1-1, 1-2

September 11 — Pacific Equestrian Center Schooling Show (unrated) — T3, 1-1, 1-2

September 24, 25 — Hiskens Horse Trials (unrated) — Novice

October 9 — Pacific Equestrian Center Schooling Show Championships (unrated) — wtf they have coolers and neck ribbons! shut the front door!

October 21, 22, 23 — Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (rated) — Novice
OR
November 18, 19, 20 — Fresno County Horse Park Horse Trials (rated) — Novice

November 12, 13 — Starr Vaughn Dressage (rated) — T3, 1-1

 

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