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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Stefan Parker and Miss M

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From: Judge Robert Gage This horse drops her head down more than most horses do, so it’s a good thing this rider has such a long release. I notice he uses his arms down along the top of this horse’s

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Michaela Lee and Delenn

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This is a terrific photo. Delenn is giving a wonderful effort. Just look at his front legs, and how well he has his knees up & folded….doesn’t get any better than that!

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Jennifer Mosher Gordon and Piper

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Jennifer Mosher Gordon and Piper—November 11, 2011 From: Judge Robert Gage This is a lovely horse, well turned out, and quite shiny! I like that the point of her haunch is the same height as her withers. Her hind end

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Ronnie Hodgkinson and Willy Jump the Moon

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Ronnie Hodgkinson and Willy Jump the Moon—October 28, 2011 From: Guest Judge Deborah Rosen I know the Woodside event very well, so first, Ronnie, let me congratulate you on your move- up to Training Level on this impressive course! Overall,

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Kendall Bogese and Radiant Sky

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Kendall Bogese and Radiant Sky—October 14, 2011 From: Judge Rob Gage I watched this round 3 times Kendall. I thought it was an unusual course. You don’t see too many hunter courses incorporate two triple lines! I liked your opening

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Molly Basney and Buddy

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Molly Basney and Buddy—October 14, 2011 From: Guest Judge Deborah Rosen The first thing I’d like to say to Molly is that if this is Buddy’s first cross country schooling you are a very lucky girl! His expression is one

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Olivia Lawton and Chubby

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Olivia Lawton and Chubby—September 30, 2011 From: Judge Carol Dean-Porter It is very difficult to see the far end of the ring because the videographer is stationed at ground level and did not operate the “zoom” function of the camera.

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Lauren Maruskin and Bell

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Lauren Maruskin and Bell—September 16, 2011 From: Judge Carol Dean-Porter This mare is very refined for a Hanoverian. She is a lovely hunter type. Her expression is beautiful. She has a lovely crest, which will look fancy when braided up.

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Lauren Teddy and Jet

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Lauren Teddy and Jet—September 2, 2011 From: Judge Carol Dean-Porter This attractive chestnut horse is well turned out. His bridle appears to fit correctly and the Dee snaffle is a nice choice for the hunter ring. Your martingale is adjusted

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Judge My Ride Premium Evaluations – Audrey Isabelle Roell and Rockstar

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Audrey Isabelle Roell and Rockstar—August 19, 2011 From Judge Rob Gage: I love how well turned out this pony & rider are. You only have one chance to make a first impression, and this one is a good one! I

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Judge My Ride & SmartPak Join Forces

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About Judge My Ride Judge My Ride offers a place where equestrians can upload videos and photos from their favorite horse shows or just schooling at home, and have them critiqued and commented on by some of the most esteemed

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My Weekend at the Kentucky Reining Cup

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My reining royalty experience began 1st thing Friday morning. Excited to be on-site and look around, my guest Jamey and I were on the grounds and parking at the Alltech Arena by 9:00 a.m. In retrospect I’m sure the parking attendant got a good laugh out of us, considering that reining didn’t start until 6:00 p.m. that night and the Alltech Arena is probably a good mile away from the main Rolex and Horse Park areas…

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Recommendations When Planning a Trip to the Kentucky Reining Cup

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THANK SmartPak for this amazing opportunity and allowing me to share it with everyone. THANK my husband and my friend Jamey’s husband for both stepping down from other planned activities so that Jamey and I can go on this trip together. TRY to remain patient when non-horse people ask if you are bringing your horse with you to compete in Kentucky. (sorry Lucky, I love you but we are not ready for Open FEI reining)…

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The Day I Found Out

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The cell phone rings again- third time this afternoon. Sighing, I hit “dismiss call” and went turned back to my computer.

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“My Kids Forgot My ___” Mother’s Day Contest

Congratulations to Joanne Toombs Doucette, who won our Mother’s Day Facebook contest! Nearly 200 people joined us on Mother’s Day humorously sharing what gifts their kids “forgot”. Joanne noted, “how could they forget my Tipperary vest? hmmm…. maybe they don’t

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