The Idea of Order: Entering Spring Shows…

… the definition of shady.

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Entering any show is a risk. Entering shows anywhere where it snows, blows, or rains in the spring is the worst (particularly if you’re like me and need to cross a mountain range with a rig to show). I have the distinct belief that if show fees were refundable we’d likely never see this sort of nonsense (okay, or at least that’s what I’d like to hope).

Go Riding!

Morgane Schmidt Gabriel is a 34-year-old teacher/artist/dressage trainer/show announcer/ who still hasn’t quite decided what she wants to be when she grows up. A native Floridian, she now lives in Reno, NV, where she’s been able to confirm her suspicion that snow is utterly worthless. Though she has run the gamut of equestrian disciplines, her favorite is dressage. She was recently able to complete her USDF bronze and silver medals and is currently working on her gold. Generally speaking her life is largely ruled by Woody, a 14.2 hand beastly quarter horse, Willie, a now beastly 7-year-old Dutch gelding, and Stormy, her friend’s nearly all white paint gelding with a penchant for finding every mud hole and pee spot in existence. Visit her website at

Photo (c) Tamara with the Camera

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