Our first show of the year was a huge success!!
I don't know why but I always feel like I'm running late the morning of a show no matter how much preparation I do the morning before. I can't seem to settle down until we're actually there and tacked up.
Anyways, it was a small show, it was cold out and I think the entries were down because of it. That's alright though, the goal was to get out sidesaddle and have some fun.
First class was the Open Hunter Under Saddle class. Brigit was so good! She had a look at a few things around the arena but overall settled and gave me some beautiful transitions. Including the canter to trot transition which usually gives us trouble! My camera was on a funny setting so it didn't take great pics, but here are a few anyways. A friend took some much better pics so when I get them from her I'll upload them too.
Next we did a really quick tack & outfit change and went back for the Equitation class. I was soooo greatful that my wonderful boyfriend came to help me change tack, hold my horse and run to grab stuff.
We won that class too!
Next was the hunter over fences class and the equitation over fences. I again was so impressed with Brigit as we haven't been jumping at all in the last 3 or 4 weeks. She jumped everything really well, including the more "ominous" fences. There was a few rushy spots but she came back to me well. Unfortunately I have no o/f classes but I can tell you.... we won both of them!
We ended up with the High Point ribbon and a nice embroidered cooler! Brigit really didn't think much of having a ribbon put on the bridle as you can tell in the picture. LOL Silly mare.
Lets hope we can continue on this path for the rest of 2011!