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Team #564 Marlene Mims and Good Friday Eclipse

Team #564: Marlene Mims and Good Friday Eclipse
From: Kalispell, Montana
Ages: 80 & 21
Combined Age: 101
Test: First Level Test 1
Date: June 4, 2022

I have always loved horses but never was able to own my first until I was 17 years old. Being from Arizona, I was involved in Western riding and breeding Appaloosas that competed on a national level. Dressage was a foreign entity to me until I moved to Montana in 2008. My Quarter Horses appreciated me learning a balanced seat from learning dressage. I started with my first instructor in 2010 and never looked back.

I started showing my Quarter Horse mare, “Good Friday Eclipse,” at our first schooling show in 2012 at the age of 70. Friday and I stayed the course working our way up to First Level and having fun doing it.

My instructor, Linda Snyder, believed in me and Friday through our grand finale—the Century Club Ride—winning our class at The Show at Rebecca Farm on June 4th. It’s been the journey of a lifetime!