Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A New Horse Show

A couple of weeks ago we went to a new horse show.  It was the Michigan Open Championship Show held at Shiawassee Fairgrounds.  This was the fairgrounds where Equestrian Girl hit the dirt hard 5 years ago and spent 8 days in the hospital.  This would be the first time back there.

But the sun still rises there and we ended up having a great time with EG and Stanley winning LOTS of awards and ribbons.

They started the day with showmanship.

And won.  A blue ribbon and a tall boot bag.

Next was Western Pleasure.

They won that too.  And got another blue ribbon and a western boot bag.

That put them in the championship class that included all the adults.  The stakes were high and the competition was stiff.

My girl and her pony looked lovely and painted such a beautiful picture against that cloudy sky.

When they lined up to announce the winners we were nervous.  It was a BIG class with 22 riders and horses.

And they won!!!!  A big neck ribbon, an etched glass trophy and a fleece jacket.

So proud of my dynamic duo!!  Stanley wasn't impressed and stuck his tongue out at me.

To be continued.

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