A great birthday

June 15, 2013

Thursday the 13th of June was my 26th birthday, and turned out to be my best one yet.  Usually I dread my birthday, not because of getting older but because I have always had bad birthdays.  The past couple years I have had to work late, have had some major problem to deal with, or someone just ruined my day.  So, I think of my birthday as a day I…

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Wanda’s Big Day (Hopefully!)

May 23, 2013

Wanda, our 10-year-old Dutch Warmblood mare, has been spending the past week at a farm in Marshall, VA with an experienced reproductive veterinarian to hopefully become an expectant mother.  Unbeknownst to her, we delicately chose “Royal Classic” as her mate, and shipped the “goods” from Florida for the moment she was ready a few weeks ago.  Unfortunately the first time I took her to be checked for readiness, she had…

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DRPC Horse Trials & the Run for Justice 5k

May 9, 2012

Back to the fun of crazy weekends! Saturday I volunteered at the Difficult Run Pony Club Horse Trials at Frying Pan Park as a jump judge.  This is my last year with the pony club (I age out at the end of the year), so I’m trying to get back in with the club to start giving back what I’ve been given by them over the years!  Unfortunately there were…

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Wanda’s two months in Aiken

March 29, 2011

This past weekend I made the 10 hour + trip from Fairfax, VA on Friday after work to Aiken, SC (with an overnight pit stop in Florence, SC), and returned on Sunday. I had originally taken Wanda to Aiken for a few reasons, with the greatest being the fact I have no arena at home and the ground was making it increasingly difficult to ride. Not to mention the fact…

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My job and Aiken adventures

My last update was December 2nd, and boy has a lot gone on since then! The holidays went without a glitch, and I was lucky to be able to spend Christmas with my family at Millwood this year. Last year I was working in PA, and had to work that morning so I wasn’t able to make it in time for the Judy family Christmas. Post-holidays, I had a few…

January 31, 2011
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Morning Excitement

This morning at the barn we had a bit of excitement! I let Wanda & Dublin out in to their field, forgetting I had pinned open a gate on the other side of the paddock because the manure pile is there and they hadn’t been allowed out because of the rain these past couple days. So, with Wanda leading, the two went trotting down the gravel driveway towards the house…

December 2, 2010
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Year End Awards

In other news, Brittanie Hardy & Wonderbaar are Open Novice Champions for the United States Eventing Association Area II! http://www.usea2.net/competitions/points/190-2010-year-end-points-participant-photos Brittanie Hardy & Wonderbaar ended 4th for Novice from the United States Equestrian Federation for their zone, and 13th nationally!   Listed on USEA Area II: Novice Open – Champion Rider name/Owner: Brittanie Hardy Horse’s Name/nickname: Wonderbaar / Wanda Age/Sex/Breed/Sire/Dam: 7/Mare/Dutch Warmblood/Sir Sinclair/Karma Brittanie is 23 years old from Fairfax Station,…

November 23, 2010
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What a weekend!

It was an absolute whirlwind of a 4-day weekend, with a super successful ending to a great start. Fridays I usually don’t work so I can get my weekly errands done, so I took the day to get the barn cleaned up and rearranged for winter. Friday night a friend and I went to dinner at the Daily Grill and then to the 10:30pm show at the DC Improv. The comedian’s name was Bob…

November 23, 2010
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The Unfortunate Waredaca Horse Trials

So Wanda and I have been having hiccups at our events lately. It’s frustrating because we started off in the Spring winning everything, and lately we haven’t been able to complete an event without a run-out. This past weekend was pretty busy for us. On Friday I trailered Wanda to Millwood and had an extremely productive jump lesson with Cathy. Saturday morning Christie rode with me to Waredaca to walk my xcountry course, then I competed…

October 25, 2010
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Update!

Here’s what we missed: August: Drove to Canandaigua, NY with mom and dad, stayed at the Acorn Inn Bed & Breakfast, and passed my United States Pony Club ‘H-A’ Rating!!! Totaled my 2004 Mazda 3 “Craig” (ouch) Went to the DC Improv with a horsey friend, then ended up running in to Jennie Brannigan who just happened to be in DC for the night Started a new job as a…

October 20, 2010
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