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I started this blog as a way to share with my parents my adventures with horses (Ava specifically).

I’m sarcastic and have a dry sense of humor, so 99% of this entire blog is tongue in cheek type. I don’t think I’m very good…. but I love riding and learning.

My Horses (past and present):

Name: Avandarre (Ava)
Breed: Friesian/Paint
Birth Year: 2003
Gender: Mare
 Acquired:  2011
Height: 15.2h
  • USDF/Dover Saddlery AA Medal – 2014
  • Champion Second Level AA – Waterloo 2014
  • Series Champion Second Level AA – Waterloo 2014
  • First Level Year End Champion -Glass-Ed Show Series 2012
  • First Level Year End High Percentage – Glass-Ed Show Series 2012
Currently Own: Yes
Pam Goodrich Canter


Name: Margie’s Joy (Joy)
Breed: Morgan/Welsh
Birth Year: 2008
Gender: Mare
Acquired: 2015
Height: 13.3h
  • Steering
  • Stopping
  • Trail Riding with & without other horses
  • Tarps
  • Plastic bags
Currently Own: Yes


Name: Victor Victoria (Victor)
Breed: Arab/Saddlebred (NSH)
Birth Year:  1985
Gender: Gelding
Acquired:  1989
Height: 15.2h
  • Top Ten US Arabian and Half Arabian National Championships, First Level. 1993
  • Dressage at Lamplight Reserve Grand Champion (Jr/Yr). 1994
  • IAHA – Bronze Certificate (2 scores over 60% at First Level) . 1994
  • IAHA – Silver Certificate (2 scores over 60% at Second Level). 1994
Currently Own: No (1994)
Other Accomplishments: Gold Medal at
Games of the X Paralympics
Atlanta (USA), 16 – 25 August 1996
http://history.fei.org/sites/default/files/1996_Atlanta_Para.pdfVicsGoldMedal Vics Gold Medal 2


Name: PenDragon (Will)
Breed: Hanoverian/Thoroughbred (Pik Immer)
Birth Year: 1990
Gender: Gelding
Acquired: 1992
Height: 16.3h
Currently Own: No (1996ish)

When I was about 20, I got out of riding and horses altogether. I picked it back up again at age 36.


Some Other Accomplishments:

  • Dressage at Mystic Marsh Reserve Grand Champion (schooling show) (AA). 2011
    ** my first show in 16+ years. woot.



7 thoughts on “About

  1. I started reading your blog from what I think was the start today. I just got to the the top. You and Ava are really entertaining. It been really great ‘joining you’ on your journey. I’m looking forward to reading lots more in the future.

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