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10 Tips for Your First Hunter Jumper Show

Guest Post: 10 Tips for Your First Hunter/Jumper Show

Guest Post by Country & Stable

The big day is just around the corner. You’ve trained for weeks, months, even years, and now you’re ready to compete in your first hunter/jumper show. It’s an incredibly exciting time, and hopefully the first of many! However, it can also be a very nerve wracking experience. Country & Stable knows just how overwhelming your first hunter/jumper competition can be, so we’re sharing 10 of our top tips to help the day go smoothly and be as enjoyable as possible…

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Mid-Year Goal Review

2017 Mid-Year Goals Review

Each year I’ve blogged, I’ve set out yearly goals. At first I did quarterly reviews, but last year I completely fell off the bandwagon and didn’t do any goal reviews at all. My process for setting and evaluating goals is a very personal one that tends to change from year to year — while I love goals and I think writing them down helps me stay motivated and focused, I’ve also learned that the best way to make God laugh is to tell him your plans.

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Dianne and Miles Small Coop

Jump Jump Field Pony

I’ve mentioned in before, but the barn I board Miles at is awesome — one of the (many) perks are the miles and miles of groomed trails right behind the barn. Not only that, but the farm has a huge jump field with natural logs and (brand new!) cross country jumps. Ever since I started riding out on the grass and hitting the trails more, I’ve wanted to jump the jumps in the field. Of course, the stars never aligned because I’m way too much of a ring baby to do it without my trainer.

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Levitate

Brave Horse I: the Bad and the Ugly

I know you’ve all been anxiously awaiting the recap of my first horse show of the year (okay, well at least my mom is), and I’m sorry to have kept you waiting so long. At first, I wanted to pretend that the show hadn’t happened at all… but I eventually came around and begrudgingly began to see the positive takeaways. This show took me quite a while to process, which is part of the reason why this post took so incredibly long to write. Of course, once I sat down to actually write it turned into quite the saga (so now you a two-fer!).

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