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For probably the first time since May and I moved to KY, we have a real calendar building out for the next several weeks.

Saturday, August 11 – Long Run Woodford Hounds Hunter Pace

Hilariously, this might be the thing I am most excited about. I hunter paced A LOT during my early teen years. I took green horses, babies that were barely backed, school horses that needed their heads screwed back on straight. Whatever was offered to me, I would hunter pace.


Other than one pace maybe 3 years ago, I haven’t done it in more than 10 years, and I have never done it on a horse like May. Something that is sensible but game, and a horse that I know like the back of my hand. I am also going with a great group of people, which definitely makes the whole thing a lot more fun!

As long as it’s not raining, I’ll bring the cambox along.

Sunday, August 19 – Spring Run Farm Mini Trial

This barn is actually a barn I looked at to board May at before I moved to KY. It is a beautiful facility that used to host USEA rated events. While it wasn’t the perfect fit for us, boarding wise, I have definitely wanted to take a run at their really awesome XC course.


Since the courses tend to be bigger than your average schooling show, we are just going to play it safe and stick with starter. I definitely want to have a solid SJ and XC round in before trying to move back up. (Of course, I accidentally entered BN through their online entry portal, instead of starter. A call is in to the secretary to fix it.)

Sunday, September 9 – Blackhorse Stables Mini Trial

Hoping to move back up to BN here to end our season. I have been told that SJ and XC is a little more forgiving at this venue, and while it’s actually another barn I had looked at for boarding, I didn’t get a great sense of their XC facility when I went there. Luckily I have some time with this one, as the closing date isn’t until the end of the month. Yay schooling shows!


After that? I will probably need to lick my financial wounds for a bit. These things aren’t crazy expensive, but it’s still extra money out of my wallet. I really need to take the time to list some extra items I have for sale this weekend…

What about you? How is your late summer/early fall schedule shaping up?

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  1. martidoll123

    clean stalls, fly spray horses, water horses, feed horses, repeat. That is how my summer is shaping up HA! I am so inspired by you ๐Ÿ™‚ What a plan. So glad you have a lot coming up. Lots of May Media I hope.

    I have a friend going CC schooling this weekend but Remus hasn’t been ridden and his shoes are sketchy (finally have a farrier coming but not till the following week!) and it is 3 hours haul each way. OH and it is August (IE HOT) so yeah. I will live thru May’s adventure for now ๐Ÿ™‚ HA

    1. Emily

      Saturday is looking like 84 and MAYBE thunderstorms hahaha. I kind of signed up for everything and while ago and now it’s like OMG things are HAPPENING.

  2. AMC

    That sounds like some fun stuff, Iโ€™m excited to see how you guys do! I just have a couple local mini trials and maybe a rated h/j show for the rest of the year. There are a few MTโ€™s a little further away Iโ€™ll try for if I can get a ride.

    1. Emily

      I should really try to get to a jumper show or two in the off seasons to get over my irrational fear of SJ. Fingers crossed you get to do some fun stuff before this place freezes over again!

  3. the_everything_pony

    I’m actually planning to catch ride! Or perhaps it’s not really “catch ride” per say, but I want to get back into lessons. Liam is a solid jumping lesson horse that I like riding, and Trainer G will probably keep me on him, but I’m hoping the dressage trainer I want to ride with has a lesson-ish horse or if not then perhaps horses I can ride randomly for a time while still learning dressage. I do miss riding many different horses, so we’ll see. That’s all for me though! Oh and catch up on sleep. I need WAY more of it lol.

    I, too need to sell some things lol. Like majorly need to sell them haha.

    1. Emily

      Oh catch riding is fun! I rode another girl’s thoroughbred a few weeks ago, and it was SO DIFFERENT but fun.

      I also need sleep but… it’s probably not going to happen hahaha

      1. the_everything_pony

        I’m hoping that by doing this, I can broaden my English horse spectrum. I’ve only mostly ridden performance QHs, and while I love how they are, I’m thinking I may end up having an appendix or maybe even a TB. I’d like to “ride around” if you will and see what I like before I start looking. I may end up going back to those QHs lol. No idea if that type of variation exists in Vegas, but I’m hopeful lol.

        1. Emily

          Yes! Try all the things. I have no idea what you’ll find, and there are a ton of variations among breeds. *just ask my sensitive draft cross

  4. Amanda C

    I wish we had hunter paces down here, it seems really fun!

    1. Emily

      I’m pretty excited to check out the hunter pace/ fox hunting scene in KY. Definitely different from NY area.

  5. roamingridersite

    Hunter paces are my most favoritest thing ever. Have fun and I can’t wait to see the cambox footage. I was hopeful to make a run at the pace season here that is about to start but the Big orange PITA is still lame, so no fun for me. I’m doing a lot of volunteering so at least I get my fixes in that way.

    1. Emily

      Ponies are ridiculous… Don’t THEY know how much fun THEY have on paces too?

      I also am volunteering on September 16th. Jump Judging – here I come!

  6. Emma

    Oh man so much fun stuff!! I like your plan and hope it all works out!! This year has been so strange for me bc we started out with so many exciting ambitious plans and yet somehow Iโ€™ve completed only two events (and made it to the jumping phases of just one more….). The next few weeks look fun for us too tho so fingers crossed!

  7. L. Williams

    That’s a lot of fun in your future!

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