Since our facility was hosting another show at the end of February, Dee and I were all set to go out and bop around the 2’6” classes again. The week of we had some good rides, some meh rides, and decided that schooling the morning of the show wasn’t worth the details. I know that if I’d been on O again, I would’ve had a meltdown…and I’m guessing we would’ve had like 10 stops (one for each fence). However, I felt pretty good about going in on Dee. She doesn’t have a stop button, so I figured we’d be fine.
Okay so onto the media stuff: I do not remember the order, so I’m just winging it. I believe there were 8 or so of us in these classes? Also, my saddle pad does NOT fit Dee’s saddle. I refuse to buy a saddle pad for her because I have no idea if we’ll show again. So ignore the eye sore please. Anyway. Off we go.
We won this class (below). The outside line by the crowd isn’t perfect, I avoided the chip, but had an ugly takeoff. But I loved the way we rode this long approach green oxer and I think the diagonal rides really nice, even if we both got a little quick over the fence.
We got 2nd in this class.
It rode really nice, Dee couldn’t stop staring at the really bright sunspot in the corn of the ring, and cut it too close on the crowd outside line’s single. But overall, happy with this round.
We got 3rd in this class. I believe this was equitation, and I was the only rider to ditch her coat for a sweater. Worth it. This round was fine, nothing glamorous, and I feel like maybe I couldn’t let off the gas pedal a bit. I definitely had enough horse.
Dee and I also picked up a 2nd on the flat for under saddle, and a 5th on the flat for equitation. The week before my trainer was calling this a sweater/winter coat affair…but then everyone showed up in jackets. Except for me. (wah wah) It wasn’t a huge deal, but do feel like I was a little under dressed. I guess I need to finally buck up a buy a new jacket eh?
At the end of the day I was so pleased with Dee. All of her family was there (showing/riding/cheering) so I was even more happy to give her a decent ride. Trainer was happy, horse was happy, I was happy==big time win.
Dee and I had a quiet week last week because of my 3rd (and hopefully last) bout with the stomach flu. Day care is atrocious sometimes. Good think kids are cute, because they are little germ cities. Fingers crossed this week we’ll be able to get back to regularly scheduled programming.