| Diva from our photo shoot this week.|
Thanks to Jennifer Barr for
capturing this moment.
As I exited the ring on Diva from my very last class of the 2015 International with my yellow 3rd place championship ribbon, it was a little bitter sweet. I was exhausted, but I was sad that it was over. I scooted off of Diva and gave her a pat - I was fairly sure, she was happy it was over. She was tired too, and it was a long, hard week for her - 15 hours in the trailer, stitches in her tongue, and a good girth rub to show for it all. Poor girl. Although, she’s a trouper, and her tail swung back and forth as we walked back to the stalls.
It’s been a great week - and I am very proud my horses have received a ribbon in every class. The final tally for my show string - a first, 2 reserves, five 3rds, a 4th and a 6th. What’s even better is that Halo is doing well, I have a great photo shoot of B and D, and I had a great timing seeing Carlan and the girls, Tami, Jane, Hannah...and the entire HP team. I’ve also met a few new people - many on the same type of journey as me - learning, competing and trying to improve their riding acumen. And, I’ve certainly learned a few new things about my horses, my riding and about myself.
|Wisconsin competitors, |
Eileen and Bruce hang by the stalls.
|Diva resting in her stall.|
Next stop will hopefully be the Celebration. I’ll stay in touch with Hannah over the next few weeks to see if Halo continues to do well. Fingers crossed.