Friday, August 5, 2011

Exciting news & pro pictures!

I've really had nothing too interesting to post about lately (I'm sure you're sick of hearing about my gigantic tomato plants haha) hence my slight break in posts.

We ordered some pictures from the photographer at the dressage show we went to and they finally came! Her pictures are SO much better than the ones my camera took. Wish I hadn't had such goofy faces in so many though! LOL

This is my favorite.

Our attempt at a stretchy trot, doesn't look all too bad but we can do sooooo much better! (Think western pleasure pony with nose almost to the ground)

There must have been something scary in the distance, it's really hard to get a pic with B's ears forward!

I wish I didn't look so grouchy!

This one is really cool & very artsy! Just love how all the colors are so rich.

Now onto the exciting news!! My scores were good enough from that show, to qualify me for the Alberta Provicial Dressage Championships ANNNND the Western Canadian Regional Dressage Championships!! I'm really excited, this is really further than I've ever made it in terms of riding, it's a big accomplishment for me. When I did the hunter & jumper thing, I did so/so but didn't put this much effort into it and it's really paying off. So of course, this is an opportunity not to be passed up! I'll be saving my pennies and practicing my tests! I hope we can do just as well as we have thus far! The championships are on September 15-18.


  1. Terrific photos Michelle! Congrats on your dressage achievement!

  2. Oh lovely. The second last one is my favorite. Congrats on your achievement.

  3. Lovely photos! Nice to see that the elusive posting trot stretchy circle is possible LOL

    And I like the arty ones too, that's why on my blog I have the black & white one with my head cut off :)

  4. Thanks guys!
    Well the stretchy circle is do-able but I didn't post the trot, I totally forgot but I don't think the judge noticed because there weren't any comments about not posting. lol

  5. Oh Michelle.. that is Amazing news!!!! I am so happy for you and cannot wait to see it all unfold!