Monday, September 3, 2012

Horse Showin'

We spend quite a few weekends a year at horse shows, and we love it!  This weekend we attended the Fallen Horseman Memorial Horse Show and we had a great time.  This was probably the best horse show I have ever been to.  It was so fun, the prizes were great, and we made lots of new friends.  It was also wonderful to listen to the stories about fallen horsemen.  Below is what horse shows mean to me and my family.....

Horse shows mean watching beautiful animals.  Some of the horses you see at a horse show are so pretty they take your breath away.  

This is T-Bone, owned by Jeffrey Card.  I took this picture while he was standing in the wash rack before he showed.  Every time I see this horse he just takes my breath away.  Look at his head?!  He is so perfect, he looks fake.  I have given this horse the nickname:  Breyer.  It is easy to see why, huh?!

For us horse shows mean spending time with your family and your horse.

It is a time for enjoying your friends.

It's about having fun!  

In this picture Katzya and Sweepy are getting ready to enter the costume contest.  She is a Mexican Cowgirl and he is her trusty steed!  They got 7th place, and we are already scheming our costume for next year....

It's about practicing what you have learned at home and applying it in the show pen.

It is about learning new things, or realizing what you should have been practicing at home. 

Katzya did not do so wonderful in her first equitation class on Saturday.  The judge asked them to demonstrate a "2 point" to which Katzya struggled with.  So, Sunday she practiced her "2 point" with a little coaching and lots of laughter from Dianna and I.  Of course, she didn't have to do it in the ring for Sunday, but she would have been ready had she had to!  

Horse shows are just plain exhausting and lots of hard work.

And, sometimes all of that hard work pays off!

It was a great weekend had by all!

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like a fun time! I love the Mexican Cowgirl costume with the big hat. :)

    I'm glad that your family has fun showing. :)

    I have a few friends who did horse shows as kids where it got to the point of being about too much competition, and wasn't fun any more.