Sunday, September 19, 2010
Rogers County Fair 2010
The girls entered muffins and cookies for the fair on Wed, then we helped with the Speed horse show on Thursday when my wonderful YaYa's had an evening ride without me. I heard it was a lovely ride. Darn... sure do miss my horsey friends! Then on Friday evening I took Splash out for another fair ride check and he seemed sound again. We washed etc., worked the Steak Dinner, and then headed to Expo for the long show day Sat.
The girls showed halter in the am - Alaina and Sunny took Reserve Palomino. Ivy and Splash were 2nd Appy Geldings "3 and over" but placed 3rd in the Grand/Reserve. Ivy showed Pico in Stock Type (hehe) and both girls showed 4H Halter.
Kathy B with Call, Amanda on Casper, and Julie with Stormy joined me in the English classes. Splash was better than could have been expected after all this time off and seemed sound for the show. He was really bad in Showmanship but didn't run over the Judge - so its all good. The Hunter Under Saddle wasn't to bad, just a bit inconsistent with occasional head tossing. Amanda won the class fair and square. Call gave Kathy a hard time so she went and worked her in the warm-up until Call straightened-up. Equitation wasn't great, but I didn't fall off. The pattern was: start with a 360 left on haunches, sitting trot/left posting trot/right posting trot stop; then 90 turn on forhand right, counter canter 1/2 circle, canter 1/2 circle (backwards S), sitting trot, stop and back. Not precise but ... then no counter canter and a trot early... but... could have been worse. He still felt sound so we quit for the day. Even so - it was great to be riding my horse in a show again. Splash spent the rest of the day eating hay while Sunny and Pico had to do western.
Ivy and Pico won Hunter Under Saddle with a lovely ride and then won jumping as well (2 riders) - Pico was a really good boy all day. Alaina and Sunny had some good rides although he was a bit high headed and gave her a little trouble in the warmup before Trail. Marsha C stopped by to watch and spoil the girls with limeaid. Then, home late to eat/shower/bed... ahhh.
I guess I will go to sleep right now - no wonder I am tired... Ahh, horse shows...... Next week, Tulsa State Fair 4-H and FFA at the Tulsa Fairgrounds.