|I think he looks a little smug in this one!|
- Adult Hunter Showmanship: 1st! We had to show in the bridle which I thought would be a problem but Junior did really really well!
- Adult Hunter Under Saddle: 3rd of 9. This felt good. There were some great horses in the class.
- Adult Equitation: 4th of 6. I think it was going really well until I overshot the whoa. :(
- Adult Western Showmanship: 3rd of 4. This one surprised me because I thought I did better than the Hunter SMS, maybe he didn't like my outfit ;).
We didn't get High Point for the day, only getting beat out by 2 points, but I did manage to get the Circuit High Point for the two shows so we got a nice little gift bag!
Junior's OPC was our gopher/groom all day and OPJ rode Junior in the Open Walk/Trot HUS which, as always was HUGE and even had a whole group of big-time congress horses so he wasn't called back to the finals.
|OPJ and OPC celebrate with JR!|
Now THIS is the kind of horse show that makes me forget how much work they can be. Everything seemed to go smoothly, and though in hind sight I wish I would have ridden the two western classes after all, but I was tired and we were had some timing issues with the BM coming to haul us home and I still got the Circuit award so it's all good, but there was only 3 in the WP and I think only 1 in the HMS, but that 1 was a nice horse that the judge really liked so chances are we'd have been riding for DFL. ;) Oh well. Over it. LOL!
It was a long day again, but more relaxed and though tack changes were kind of exciting between my classes and OPJ's classes, I think we all had a good time. Junior's OPs even brought me a little Birthday cake for us to share after we were done showing. They are just so sweet!
|Circuit Champion Grooming bag with hand-painted brushes.|