|Futurity Dreams. Would he win the roses?|
At 4pm The Futurity began. I had just left the congress and headed over to the Las Vegas airport and checked thru security and scurried to the gate. I pulled out my computer and logged on to the live stream of the show on the Walking Horse Chat. I was able to watch a number of classes before they called for the plane to board. I logged off...about class 11 - Bourbon was in Class 18. As I boarded the plane, we met with a flight delay. So, I continued to check the Chat for live posted placements from my phone, until they made us shut off all electronic devices. As you can surely guess....it was before class 18. Darn it.
The plane took off, rose tens of thousands of feet up in the air....and then was fairly uneventful for the next 3 and a half hours -- except for my constant fretting and wondering how Bourbon would do. When I landed, I reached for my phone. I held it in my hand, and tried to decide if I wanted to turn it on....or wait until I got home. Two seconds later it was on and I waited for it to sync. It sat silent. And a minute later...it still was silent. Typically if someone had sent a text or eMail it would start buzzing as each text or eMail loaded onto my phone. But tonight...silence. I tossed it into my purse, and pulled down my suitcase from the plane's overhead compartment...and headed for the car. I drove out of the parking lot....paid for parking and headed down the road and onto the freeway. My long silent ride would be about 45 minutes home. Due to delays my flight landed way after midnight...so I didn't want to call Scott so late about it. Or should I? As I came down the ramp to the freeway, I wondered if he had done poorly, or if no one sent me a message, cuz they all knew I was up in a plane. Yeah, maybe no one sent me a message...they wanted to tell me in person! I held onto that hope. Then all of a sudden, my purse (or rather my phone) started to buzz buzz buzz. Since I was on the freeway, I couldn't grab for it. It killed me. As I finally reached home, drove (ummm, sped) down the driveway to the house and into the garage...I couldn't wait to grab my phone! So there I sat - about 1:00am...in my dark garage, looking down at my iPhone. I took a deep breath...and then plugged in my logon code. The phone lit up, and I saw there were some text messages...
|Krysta Allen, Bourbon, Hanna Pulvers|
and Whitlei Green right after B's big win!
|The GORGEOUS flower ring that Bourbon |
wore during his victory lap!
So, I'm so excited to report that Bourbon - or rather Watchin for the Storm - is the "2012 Three Year Old Trail Pleasure Futurity Grand Champion"! What a great feather in his cap....and what a great boost to me for going into The International.
I checked the judges cards...and learned that not only did he win the blue...it was an unanimous win among the judges! WOW!!!! I know I keep saying this...but Hannah is amazing and she is doing an awesome job with B. He just keeps getting better and better. I'm so happy for this win for B...but also for Hannah. She's worked so hard on him, and finally a BIG BIG win to compliment her hard work. YEAH! And, thanks to Miles for riding him to the roses and making him look spectacular in every way.
Watch the ride: http://forums.walkinghorsechat.com/video/2012futurity/18.wmv
See the photo of the class and victory pass!:
|Me (all smiles) and Bourbon (with his flowers), with |
Hannah and Bub. The photo was taken when I finally
got to Tennessee to hug EVERYBODY. Yippee!