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post #1 of 11 Old 07-18-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Champion in my first Schooling Show!

Hi everyone! I meant to post earlier but time has just gotten away from me.

I did my very first EVER schooling on June 24th. I almost didn't do it because I had to work the weekend before and I was stressed and wanted to have time to practice. But my coach said I'd do fine, so I had my lesson the day before (missing the one the previous week) and competed the next day.

I was in the Adult Walk/Trot class with the following divisions:
-Equitation
-Pleasure
-Obedience
-Over Poles

I was riding Fidelio, who is a 20 something Trakehner who is awesome but has the bounciest trot ever! Did I mention I've never sat his trot in practice because I have been riding another horse in practice? LOL Guess what I had to do in the show....of course the sitting trot!

Anyway it was an awesome experience and I took:

-Equitation 3rd
-Pleasure 2nd
-Obedience 1st
-Over Poles 2nd

And I won the overall class!! WOOT!

Here's a pic of Fidelio and I. I can't wait to do my next show...hoping to be jumping by then!
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post #2 of 11 Old 07-18-2012, 10:06 PM
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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!! You both looked awesome!!!!!!!
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post #3 of 11 Old 07-18-2012, 10:15 PM
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Well done! Can't ask for much better than that your first trip out! Fidelio is very handsome too.
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post #4 of 11 Old 07-19-2012, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you so much! I was shocked to have finished so well for my first show but it also makes me excited to do the next one!
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post #5 of 11 Old 07-19-2012, 07:44 AM
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Congrat!!!!
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-19-2012, 11:21 PM
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Congratulations, that is great!
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-19-2012, 11:25 PM
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LOVELY LOVELY LOVELY!!!

You guys are a great match.

But now you've got the 'show' bug....once bitten, you'll never be the same...LOL!
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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I've not only gotten the show bug, I've gotten the buy a whole new riding wardrobe bug! I just ordered 2 new pair of breeches and I've got my eyes on more! lol
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 02:46 AM
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Good job!!!
Cant wait to see more of you out there!
your boy is so beautiful
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-20-2012, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Superstar! I wish he was my horse, but he's actually only my schooling horse. But he's my favorite to ride of my trainer's horses. One day I will own one. :)
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