Sunday, September 25, 2011

Local Saddle Club Show

Our Saddle Club had it's fall show yesterday.  We went to show and help out where we could.
 Otoelene had another chance at yearling halter.
 A friend grabbed V to help her show one of her 2 yearlings.
 Otoelene finally got a blue ribbon!  First out of four.
 E entered showmanship.  Unfortunately, she was the only one in the class.  Pep did well and stood still again.
 E placed 1st in showmanship, 1st in juvenile western pleasure, 2nd in Juvenile go as you please and 4th in open western pleasure.
 V showed Hank to 2 firsts, one in Hunter Pleasure and one in Juvenile go as you please (yes, she beat E).  She got 2nd in Open English Pleasure because technically she was hunter and not english so the actual english horse won.
 I was ring mistress for most of the show so I had a good vantage point from the center of the ring.  I also had to double as ribbon girl.

E decided to try ride a buck.  I think this was her first time.
She ended up winning but you can see she was just barely hanging on by this point.
Hank was doing so well I decided to try speed barrel.  He can really fly.  J said he was kicking dirt ten feet in the air.  If I had planned better I think we might have placed higher but we got down to the barrel so fast I wasn't quite ready to turn him.
We were so fast on the way back E missed us in the picture.  As it was we ended up with 4th place.  I think if we actually practiced we could do pretty good.
All in all it was a good show.  The turn out was moderate and the weather was nice and I think the club made a little money.


Crystal said...

i love those kind of shows. Lots of chances to win and way more relaxing than the big shows.

C said...

Yea Otelene. Congratulations all around. Sounds like a fun day with a lot less pressure than the last show. The picture of you handing out ribbons reminded me of my past when I was often enlisted to do that task.

fernvalley01 said...

a fun outing ! and Yay fir Blue ribbon for Otelene

The Japanese Redneck said...

Congrats to all of you!

I don't have a need for speed....I like to go very slooooow.

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