Yeah I really had my heart set on showing him because I have worked with him so much and I know what he can do. He is a very talented little baby who is already half way there. People started telling my mom I needed that big trainer to use their name to help him win but I think I am qualified to show against them. And I do have a big time old school trainer helping me out by constantly giving me lessons, letting me ride his horses and letting me board at his house, so it isn't like I'm going in there not knowing anything!
I also like the horse industry in iowa, theres alot of really talented horses and people and they are usually pretty nice. The only reason I get to show down there is because im attending school at ecc and ended up buying my training horse from my instructor! Otherwise, it would be a 6 hour haul for me too.