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Random musings in a riding journal

Charlotte Dujardin Masterclass-part 3

So I am not much of an autograph person, but I realized, I had my notebook with me, and so I had Charlotte autograph my notes! This is a continuation of my notes of a 2 day clinic, Charlotte Dujardin … Continue reading

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Charlotte Dujardin Masterclass – part 2

Part one was here: Charlotte Dujardin Masterclass Notes – young horses Next horse was an 8 YO Dutch warmblood gelding, 4th level.  Charlotte mentioned that this was a hot horse and had been quite excited the day before.  Apparently the pairs … Continue reading

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Charlotte Dujardin Masterclass Notes – young horses

I splurged and joined some friends in Lexington, Kentucky the weekend of Jan 20/21, 2018 to audit a Charlotte Dujardin Masterclass.  (Charlotte Dujardin bio). Because I took copious notes, this is too long for a single post. I have no … Continue reading

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Rider improving – horse tiring

Piedmont Jumper Classic – Day 3 I checked the schedule and entries were even lighter than Friday, so I headed over at 9:20 a.m. They were still in the Low Adults, but the Take 2 TBs were the same course, … Continue reading

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Found Forward – lost way

Piedmont Jumper Classic – Day 2 I’d shifted my work schedule around, I’d put in that I was going to be out of office, but would possibly come in, since it was a local show, so I could still stay … Continue reading

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Riding with the handbrake on

Neuf at Piedmont Jumper Classic – Day 1 The plan was to do one class in the .90 meter on Thursday, one at 1.0 meter following, then do the Low Amateur Adults (1.0 meter) the next three days. I felt … Continue reading

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Dressage lesson & jumping show

Today, I was ambitious! I had a dressage lesson with Inga over at my friend’s farm, and a boarder also brought her horse for a lesson, then Neuf needed to get out, and there was a jumper show over in … Continue reading

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