Sunday, July 31, 2011

success!!

Red was the colour of the day! ;)

Lucy loaded right up with no drama. PHEW!

Lucy was great today! We were late leaving the barn but we managed to get there with enough time to pull her out of the trailer, tack up, jump on, and go straight into the ring. Yeah, so much for planning! We did our three classes and I was really pleased with how she went. It was us against a younger rider and her clearly-not-green horse, a pair that then went into short stirrup and loped around the course, but whatever. That's life, I guess. Anyway we got second in all three classes but really, there was no hope of pinning above a super quiet horse who has clearly been around the block a few times. The important thing is that Lucy tried really hard, wasn't stupid, and somehow managed to hold it together despite having no warm up.

We also got some very nice compliments from the judge. She said I am on the right track and she really liked the horse :)

Here are some photos!


Having a good look at the people watching on the side of the ring. So cute.




We were asked for walk-to-canter transitions
in every class. Good thing I've been working
with her on those. She nailed them all.

Uphill much? Wow...

Having a baby moment. It's ok, it happens!

So pleased!





17 comments:

  1. Congratulations! You both look wonderful together :)

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  2. Yay! What a good girl :) You guys look great.

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  3. Lucy looks fab in red! Wonderful job both of you :)

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  4. Sounds like a great first show!

    I love your show shirt, very pretty!

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  5. Kate, that's wonderful! Heartfelt congratulations to you and Lucy.

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  6. That's terrific! She is relly a neat horse, you guys look like you were made for each other. Great photos.
    I'm glad you had a good time, and Lucy too!

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  7. Sounds like you had a GREAT show! Congrats. :) Lucy looked really nice :)

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  8. Thank you for your sweet comments, everyone!

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  9. Lucy looks like she is in her element. You both looked fabulous!

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  10. You guys look awesome!! You have both come so far this year. I'm glad you stuck it out. :-)

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  11. Congrats! You two look like you did really well. I'm glad you were pleased!

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