|Hanging out at the trailer|
1st Adult Walk/Trot Pleasure out of 4 entries
1st Adult Walk/Trot Equitation out of 3 entries
1st Open Walk/Trot Over Fences out of 2 entries
3rd Open Walk/Trot Egg & Spoon out of 3 entries
4th Fitting & Showmanship out of 7 entries
Adult High Point Champion
We also won some really great swag with our three first place ribbons! I had a bucket, gift bag, and tote bag FULL of neat items.
|High Point Award sweatshirt! It's pretty big, but how fun! :-)|
I was SO EXCITED to try egg & spoon because I don't think I have done that since I was a kid LOL! But sadly, the minute they said to remove our thumbs from the egg, I dropped the damn thing hahaha! I should have just held it normally instead of trying to use my thumb in the first place. Between wearing riding gloves and trying to remove my thumb and move my hand back from the egg, all while trying to steer my horse with my left hand, was a bad combo apparently hahaha! It was over before it started. Oh well!
I wasn't planning to do the in-hand, but I did it anyway just to see how she would act. She was great! We had to do a 270 degree pivot, which I have never trained her to do, so I know that bumped us down. I just asked her to turn nicely away from me, but she didn't do a perfect pivot.
|We are just to the left of center!|
(And again, she beat the career walk/trot horse. I think this is this horse/rider pair's seventh year in walk/trot. I hate to constantly bring that up, but seriously? Once this mare can canter in public, I will move her up. And if she is never able to canter? I certainly won't turn her into a forever walk-trotter at horse shows. Just a pet peeve of mine!)
|She was SOOOO good!|
|Awkward photo of us leaving the ring with our first place gift bag!|
There was no warm up fence, so I had to trust that Snappy would just go in and jump an entire course of eight fences with no prior heads up as to what I wanted. Granted, the jumps were tiny, but I do like her to be thinking about what is going to happen before it does haha. Also, the first three fences were set as a TRIPLE! Holy moly! I have never seen that LOL! It was a one stride to a two stride triple combination, so not only did we not jump anything ahead of time, our first three fences were a combination. LOL! Again, they were tiny fences, but I just wanted her to have a good trip and I was worried I might be setting her up for failure on two counts. I guess I shouldn't have worried at all, because she was willing to go over everything, even if she gave the first fence a OH WE ARE JUMPING NOW moment of hesitation.
Overall, it was a fun day with nice weather, and I was out of there by 1pm! Can't beat that! :-)