Bella and I had a blast at our first horse show. Of course getting all cowgirled up was half the fun. Here we are with our instructor, Andrea. Bella doing a little pre-show horse whispering. Will and Bill the draft horses seemed like they wanted in on the fun.Bella warming Lilly up.
Me and Abe
Andrea and her horse Milo. They won two blue ribbons today!
Bella showed Abe for Showmanship.
And I showed Reed.
In the lineup
Reed and me with our 5th place Showmanship ribbon. Bella starting her Horsemanship pattern.
Abe and me mid-pattern
Starting off the Trail pattern
Abe and I won 4th in trail!
Egg and spoon just for fun! Andrea won both rounds, but the jury is still out about whether or not there was chewing gum involved. :)
Special thanks to Dad for putting us both in lessons, to Andrea for being patient with neurotic day-of-show questions and wardrobe issues, to Aran for letting me borrow his hat, and to Dave for missing the AL/TN game for this!
Bella and I had a riding lesson today and used the opportunity to show off our new shirts that Dad and Mom brought us back from Savannah.Brandon's original harvest art. Great job! Katy, thank for the delicious dinner. We had a nice time.