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Part 1
There was another rider from my division stabled in our group. Her trainer was riding the horse in the open so that gave me a barometer of how the schedule was advancing. Sometimes the amateurs get on later than I need, while others get on earlier. At least with it being the open division, I knew there would be no switch of riders and no premature schooling by an amateur doubting her own skills.

There really were no many cancellations. For a horse show with just around 100 horses that was amazing in itself. It seemed those horses were well spread out across