I am too excited for words! I had my very first show today. I took it easy and only signed up for three classes. Showmanship (4H advisor wanted me to), Sr.English Equitation, and Sr. English Pleasure.
Showmanship- BOMBED! I knew going into the class we wouldn't do well, but this was utter embarrassment! We had to trot to marker #3, then back. Well, the trot was good, but when we went to back, Zoey decided she was going to back on a curve. She backed all the way out of the line of markers (cones). It was BAD. I was so embarrassed. I was a little mad because of the embarrassment, but not necessarily at her. We hadn't practiced much so it was ok.
Equitation: 3rd PLACE!!!!!!! I was so excited! During the class I was so happy with her behavior and everything. She slowed down her trot when I asked and dropped her head when I asked.Going into the show not expecting anything, then getting 3rd was AWESOME!
Pleasure: There were so many horses in that class it was a bit hectic. Both my grandma & Zoey's owner said I should have placed. We all think the judge just picked the 5 biggest movers cause it was so crazy in there. I never really looked at the judge, but people said she kept looking at me.
I am still so excited about getting 3rd. I had a great time! Can't wait for the next show.
Edit: We have pictures but I will post them later.