The girls moved up to the intermediate group this year, so qualifying for the state 4-H horse show was hard. Ivy and Sister placed 4th in Halter Mares (6 and up) - Alaina and Sunny placed 10th in Halter Geldings (6 and up) and 11th in Showmanship. Whew - they get to go to the State Horse Show and riding classes still to go. Ivy and Pico placed 2nd in Hunt Seat Eq and 1st in Hunter Hack. Alaina and Sunny placed 6th in Western Pleasure, 3rd in Western Horsemanship, and 2nd in Trail. Yippeeeee. The girls hung out with their horse show friends and Roxanne rode in her first 4-H show placing in Hunter Hack with Trouper and Western Horsemanship with Misty (both beautiful Morgan horses).
Sister and I attempted Training Level B. Although the score wasn't awful (56.87), we were 6th and Sister resisted every step of the way - very fussy in the bridle. Lee Ann said: nice energy but needs to be softer and more supple. Yes. Then, I switched to Splash with very little warm up (Kathy B had worked him for me because my ride on Sister and Splash had one ride between). We placed 2nd (64.5) in Intro C and 2nd (60.0) in
After my rides, I manned the paddock and was reader.
A lovely, serene ending to the day.
After 2 days of showing, Alaina wanted to work Sunny on some trail obsticles Sunday evening. I wanted to lay on the couch.
I guess we survived, but I am really ready for serious equine therapy with my wonderful YaYa Sisters - if they will still ride with me. Please?