Today I got a very happy surprise in the mail:
SWAG, BABY. I registered Ringo last year with the Performance Horse Registry (which is the USEF's performance registry, and the only one I could find that was open to horses of unknown parentage), and it turns out that he and I were Champion at 3rd Level (Adult Amateur) and Reserve Champion at 4th Level (Adult Amateur) for Region 8. I must say that being Reserve Champion at 4th Level when I only showed at that level once got scores in the 50s feels... like a bit of a diminished accomplishment. But I'm not complaining about pretty ribbons, for sure!!
Now I'm even more impatient for the show season to begin :) Thanks for yet another beautiful gift, Ray!