|Lora Grace gets Pre-show Coaching|
|Going over patterns with Rebecca and Payton....he's a good listener!|
|One last check over before Rebecca and Payton's class|
|Part of the team hangs out in between classes|
Dwight showed for the first time. He hasn't had a lot of time to practice so I originally signed him up just for Leadline, but he impressed me with his control of Chip (Billy's dance card was full) and I let him enter Walk Only too. He did great and looked good out there! As my mom says, he makes one good looking cowboy!
|Daddy made his show debut as well! Good job Dad!|
|Flirting with the Judge always helps|
|Looking good in Blue!|
Faith also competed. Due to the craptastic footing we decided to just do flat classes. Faith did English Halter (1st) Showmanship (3rd) Youth 12 and Under Hunter (1st) and Open Equitation (2nd). I was really proud of her Equitation class, she got both her canter leads, really good trot work, even when they made her drop her stirrups, and just had a really great ride!
|Reverse at the sit trot with no stirrups|
|Posting trot with no stirrups|
|Woohoo!!! We got the right lead canter!|
|You go girl!|
|She worked hard for that ribbon!|
McKenzie did her first show with the team. Despite being nervous, she did great. We just did a few classes so she could get used to everything. She used Payton and it was his first show as well. They did Showmanship (4th) In Hand Trail (2nd) and Green Ranch Riding (3rd).
|Opening the gate|
|What tarp? Piece of cake!|
All in all it was a great day for the team. All the horses loaded and traveled great and we had no major drama. Unfortunately due to the atrocious footing we will not be back next year. It's got a great class list but they always have the same people come as well and the kids get no new competition. There are several shows we did this year that are closer and have better facilities and competition.