Author Archives: RHD Ainsley

Training for Training

Eventer stadium jumps

Now that we’re done with Beginner Novice and Novice is coming easily, we’re working towards our goal of moving up to Training! A few months ago when my awesome coach had the opportunity to purchase her own farm, I was left trainer-less. My riding buddy, Mary Campbell of Mare Goods, put together fab new jumps […]

Flyin’ Solo: A Farewell to Beginner Novice

Ainsley and JJ - Beginner Novice eventing Chatt Hills

When I unintentionally qualified for the USEA Area III Championships and then did well there, too, I decided to finish out the trifecta and try for a third score so that I would be eligible for a GDCTA year-end award and hopefully also earn a USEA Blue Ribbon. There was only one show left that […]

Our First First! :)

Ainsley and JJ at Wills Park in Alpharetta

After winding up having to go to Urgent Care the night before, today ended on an absolute high note – we got our “first” first place finish! I went into this with the only goal of finishing on a number for our Novice CT so that we could get our third and final qualifying score […]

It’s Not a Horse Show Without a Trip to Urgent Care!

horse show urgent care

A few weeks ago, I bought my first trailer from a friend. I was tired of bumming rides for JJ to/from events, so I gave in and got a 2014 Bee 2-horse slant load bumper pull. My Milym Equestrian team had decided we would go to the GDCTA Summer Finals Schooling Show this weekend, and […]

Ain’t No Shame in the Bribery Game

liverpool jump training

Lately, my absolutely wonderful lesson buddy, Mary, and I have been having a lot of fun schooling together, motivating each other, and cheering one another on. Mary herself is the creator of the Mare Goods brand, so it’s safe to say she’s incredibly creative. Our talented trainer, Miriam Offermanns of Milym Equestrian was able to […]

JJ Appreciation: Four Fabulous Years

JJ Spot, APHA Gelding

It was about this time four years ago when I first started riding JJ regularly. I had ridden him once in the summer of 2013 and it was uneventful. (Truth be told, at the time, I was in love with another horse who had just been sold and my heart wasn’t ready for another yet.) […]

Second Verse, Same as the First – USEA Area III Champs

2018 USEA Area III Championships

When we went to Florida in January of this year, JJ and I unintentionally qualified for the USEA Area III Championships. Since the event was hosted only an hour away from me in Georgia at Chattahoochee Hills, I decided we would go and compete in the Senior Beginner Novice Championship division, just for funsies. :) […]