Monday, September 20, 2010

The Good...

I'll start with the good results which means E and Pep. The scary part was Pep turned up very lame Tuesday evening on a rear leg. I started her on antibiotics, pain meds and foot soaks. E didn't ride her anymore until we got to the show grounds Thursday night. She was still a little off but not bad. Friday for the show she was going sound again. Whew!
She had a wonderful Western Pleasure first go and got first place. Her second go Saturday was going perfect until half way through the lope the second way when she broke. Of course the Judge saw and she then picked up the wrong lead but E quickly corrected it. Still she got 4th which then set up a 3 way tie for the high point award. E had Pep doing perfect again for the hack off and won. Nothing like a little more stress for everyone.
We get the trophy back for another year.
She had a good run in the Working Western Pattern class (maybe if Pep sees the pattern one of them might remember it) and got 2nd out of 22. She got another 2nd in Horsemanship (equitation) and qualified for the finals in trail. They didn't put up as many weird decorations on the obstacles this year so E was able to get Pep through everything and got 6th out of 26 (her first trail class ribbon at State).
Sunday she got to show in the Classics (championships) in Pony Western Pleasure and Horsemanship. She was 7th in pleasure but didn't place in horsemanship (but she did remember the pattern.)

2 comments:

fourwilkies said...

Congratulations! Nice ribbons & trophy. Hope the lameness stays away.

C said...

Wow E, fantastic job! Sounds like you gave everyone a nail biter in the challenge trouphy competition. Congratulations on a great show.

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