So, yesterday (Saturday) was the first show of our local show season. My friend that I used to work with/for was there with her student and they both entered. They did pretty good, especially her student.
So, the show starts out with English in the morning, then goes to Western in the afternoon. My friend and her student were showing English pleasure (the student) and hunter pleasure (my friend).
First class was English pleasure walk/trot 12 and under. She was the only entry in both 12 and under and 17 and under, so she swept both classes. She showed on my friend's arab mare, Katie. They had to clip her because her winter coat is funky (she's curly on her neck and shoulders).
Then there was the open walk/trot class. Not sure how, but the guy riding the friesian won the open class (he's a VERY new rider and it showed).
My friend's student won the championship, though.
Then it was on to the walk/trot/canter class. Cute little sooty buckskin paint mare, but she had a very long back. She was the only entrant, so she swept the class.
And then it was time for Hunter pleasure. My friend entered on Katie. I thought she did pretty well, but Katie kept dropping out of her gaits, so the other horse won.
My friend also owns Katie's full-brother, who is two years younger (Katie is...12...I think). His name is Kintari and he looks almost EXACTLY like Katie, which is kinda scary. lol She had Kintari first and when she brought Katie in, I kept getting them mixed up.
Then they moved up the three-gaited saddlebred class from the afternoon because they didn't have any equitation entrants and they needed to fill time. The girl riding him is awesome on the gaited breeds. You'll see her a little later on in some of the other gaited classes.
The horse was a three-year-old and kept spooking over by the booth/shed where they had the ribbons/registration and the PA speakers.