Sunday morning, Maggie met me early so we could go load Story and Wiley and head to the fairgrounds (where Star had spent the night). A slight truck malfunction (thanks John, for waking up and jiggling the wire!), had us slightly late, but we got there in plenty of time for Maggie to pull off a 3rd in the Hunter Hack out of 14! She then went and had a LOVELY hunter round in the 2'3" except for being asleep at the first jump.
I then tacked up Story, who was lovely enough to make the cut out of 27 horses in the flat class, but not enough to place - Maggie did though! You know what's better then placing yourself - having your student place in front of you!!! Story was once again lovely in her second class, however she kindly informed the little pony running up our rear that it wasn't appropriate (a little cow hop, tail swish and ear pin), but did so right in front of the judge! Kim and John said the judge had really been watching us the whole class, so it's unfortunate that it happened about 3 strides before they called everyone to line up. Oh well... them's the breaks.
|Best friends... Story snuggling up to Star in the line-up. |
and we happen to be standing under the banner I designed!
|Yancie and I after her showmanship class|
Finally it was time to go tack up Wiley and start schooling. We rode outside.... then sat around.... then rode in the covered..... then sat around.... then rode in the open schooling time in the big ring... then sat around. AND finally it was time for Yancie to go in the ring. She did awesome! Our saint of a school horse, Wiley, couldn't really feel Yancie's legs (they don't come off the flap), so he simply walked the entire first direction, but got they hint the second time around. They came home with a lovely red ribbon, a goody bag, and a HUGE cheer from the whole ground in the coliseum.
We finally wound up getting home around 8pm, with some tired ponies in tow. It was a long day, but well worth it!
I have a light schedule this weekend (wedding shower!!!!), and then we'll be back at it next weekend for the ReRun show (Saturday) and Whinstone Dressage (Sunday)!
|warming up outside|
|Kim, Wiley, Yancie and I after her class|
|Re-doing the pig-tails|
|walking down to the warm-up ring|