2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Thursday, January 21, 2016

2016 Show Season and Goals

This is easily the most excited I have been going into show season! That is saying a lot because I always get super excited for it but this year really seems like it could be our best year yet. We have so many more options as to what we can make it to and as long as I can financially swing it all I am all for it. My new work schedule is pretty crazy and I don't have a life outside of work (thats why us horse people only have horse related friends, right?) it will all be worth it to be able to afford all of these shows.
Totally unrelated but amazing beach pictures 😉

First, lets start with our goals for the year.
-Our biggest goal this year, or to date, is to get our bronze medal. Has this time already arrived?! I have been dreaming about getting this forever and never thought it was in my future. My little black and white pony amazes me!

-Attend at least 2 recognized dressage shows

-Attend at least 2 recognized events

-Score a 65% at 3rd level (any of the tests)

-Begin some 4th level work

Schedule wise I am being optimistic while writing it down but keeping the ones that are most likely to happen in the back of my mind. If more then that actually happen then it is an added bonus! Im just going to list more of the bigger shows not the little schooling/league shows we may hit along the way also.

Heart of the Valley 1 & 2 Recognized Dressage Show:
      I love having 2 shows in one weekend. I could theoretically get my bronze in one weekend! I thought about letting the kid show Mylo here too but I'm not sure I want to justify the cost for a 3 year old to start his show career at an expensive recognized show.

Inavale one day event:
      If all goes as planned both Mystic will go BN and Mylo will go Intro

Aspen Farms 3 day:
     Mystic/I will go BN

Inavale Farms 3 day:
     Mystic/I will go BN and Mylo/his kid will go Intro (as long as we can get him out XC before hand)

Dressage at DevonWood:
     Mystic/I at 3rd level

Young Rider 3 day:
     Mystic/I at BN

Dressage at Lake Oswego:
     Mystic/I at 3rd

Aspen Farms 3 day:
     Mystic/I at BN

ODS Championships at DevonWood:
     Mystic/I at 2nd if we can get to enough shows to get out bronze so we can also get 2nd scores to qualify. Problems of riding a fat pony that can only do one hard test a day!


  1. I got my Bronze in one weekend. And I was not nearly as solid as you and the pony! You'll get it! WOOHOO!!!

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks! Looking forward to following your journey towards bronze 😉

  3. I'm glad you are blogging again and that you have so many fun plans for this season. :)