Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Warning! Horse Show Pictures Ahead

Our Saddle Club had it's summer show on Saturday.  It was a long a busy day.  Sort of tough trying to help with the show while showing in it too.  Luckily, E has become self sufficient with Pep and pretty much only asked for me to put her hair up in a bun.  
 Her first class was Youth Showmanship where she aced the pattern,
 and got 1st out of 6.  I was the ring master/ribbon girl for the halter classes and got to give her her blue ribbon.
 Next was Youth Western Pleasure.  Pep was back in form and won that class too.  I really like the pink saddle blanket instead of the black one she had been using.  It shows up nicely.
 E and Pep took advantage of the time between classes to catch a little shut-eye.  She ended up winning youth go-as-you-please also.

 We had a great personal cheering section, Papa R and Grandma S showed up to watch the girls show.
 V had to work until 4 but came straight to the show.  She got there 1 class before her's and I sent her straight to the trailer to get ready.  She literally showed up and got on and went in the ring with Hank.
 She got 2nd in Open Hunter Pleasure and 1st in English Go-As-You-Please.
 Not to be left out, I took Otoelene and showed her in Open Western Pleasure.She still doesn't care much for the disruptive entries but is learning to tolerate it better.
She does much better around the quite horses or off by herself.  We ended up 4/12 in Open Western Pleasure and 4th in Jr. Horse Go-As-You-Please.  E and I both showed in Open Western Go-As-You-Please but out of 16 horses neither of us placed. (Although I did ask the judge afterwards and he admitted that Otoelene was the better horse.  He might have said Pep was better if E had asked)
 I had been practicing ride-a-buck with Otoelene to try and repeat my win from last year on Thumper, but she has a roll of fat behind her shoulder that just pushes the dollar out from under my leg as soon as she canters.  So, I tried egg and spoon instead.  It had to be the flattest spoon and roundest egg ever and pretty tough on a 3 year old that doesn't quite neck rein yet.  But we were able to pull off 2nd out of 12 in that class.
And last but not least, I tried Hank in speed barrel.  Boy, does he love to run.  J said I needed to act my age.  I decided someone riding western pleasure shouldn't take off on a fast horse around a barrel again.  I managed to hang on and got a time of 10.4 seconds.  Not good enough to place out of 20 but respectable enough.  I stayed and helped in the concessions for the rest of the show while the rest took the horses home.  A very good day for a show with a great turnout.  I warned you about the pictures, hope you enjoyed the show.


SheMovedtoTexas said...

I love horse show pictures! Looks like y'all had a really good day.

C said...

You did a good job giving the highlights - which I enjoyed. Everyone did so well. You have to be proud!

Crystal said...

Sounds like a good day! Love the whole family getting involved.

50+ Horses said...

I LOVE your Posts but especially the ones about the Horse Shows! :)

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