Monday, September 20, 2010

Horse Show

I don't show Kylie too much anymore, just a few times a year, but decided to at the last minute this weekend. I woke up super early to go pick her up and get her to the show and into the ring before the show started. Luckily she got right in the trailer, since I was the only one there to load her, and it was pitch black out. We got to the show and she was so relaxed and happy. She warmed up perfectly. My first equitation class was pretty good, she was forward and relaxed, all my distances were good, but I added a little leg in the line (just to make sure) when I should have just sat still and she swapped leads coming out over the oxer. I was happy with that round. In second round, she was great, but I had one fence I would rather forget. Stupid mistake, again if I had just sat still and stayed out of her way, Kylie would have made a better decision than me. I won the flat eq, and ended up reserve champion of the equitation division. The last class was a medal class. I laid down an awesome round, nailed ever jump and felt great. I was called back on top for the work off and not sure what the judge didn't like about my work off, but moved down to third. My trainer said I should have won (and the girl who moved up from 4th to 1st was also her student). Who knows? It didn't really matter to me because thankfully, I wasn't trying to qualify and I didn't need the points, but I'm sure I would have felt differently if I was trying to qualify and needed to win to get the points. I was just super happy at how good Kylie was after not showing for so long. Fun day!


Stephanie said...

Sounds like a nice weekend showing! I was watching medal finals all day yesterday and just think the judging can be so subjective sometimes. Nice job on great sounding ride :)

fernvalley01 said...

Sounds like a great day!

Marissa said...

Sounds like it was a fun day - glad Kylie was a good girl. She probably had fun too. You never know with judges, there are always going to be some rounds you should have won and some blue ribbons that you really didn't deserve, so I guess it all balances out. You were happy with your rounds for the most part, so that's what really counts!

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