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post #1 of 28 Old 07-23-2010, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Funniest Show Moments!

Just want to know the most ridiculius, hilarious, or awkward experiences or moments you have had or seen at a show before. Here's mine:

A newby to Trail had her stud entered and she got him a false tail because his wasnt very pretty. She entered the ring and was trotting iver the poles. The tail looked very natural, and the couple next to me on the stads how gorgeous that tail was an how it was hard to find a natural tail that pretty nowadays. And as soon as thry finished saying it the tail fell out, the stud spooked, and was running around the ring with the tail dragging behind him an hanging on my a hair (ha ha) and his rider bailed and he literally jumped into her lap like "HOLD ME MOM!!"

Really funny. No one was hurt either which just made it better ;D
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post #2 of 28 Old 07-23-2010, 01:42 AM
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Hahaha that's great!

Well, I've only shown once before, and it was a few weeks ago, but my gelding and I had practiced jumping up to 2'9" (pretty good for a 14.3hh 22yr old gaited horse, eh?) with balloons tied to the standards, dogs running around, etc. He was fine with it all. At the show, I was only showing Western but my friend who rides on the IEA team convinced me to enter an 18inch class and two 2ft classes.

We go into the ring for the 3 warm-up jumps we were allowed, were fine cantering around, until we went for a jump at a good, solid canter, and Arthur slides on his butt before the jump. Literally like a reining horse. I canter him around again, determined we are GOING over this jump! This time, at the last second, he jumps to the side. Canter around again, and this time he slides to a stop in front of the jump, but I keep kicking him so he hops over it from a stand-still. Our time was up so we went to line up for the class.

He refused EVERY STINKIN JUMP in all three classes lol. Hence the 3-refusals=DQ rule, we were DQed every class. Half the class was DQed in all three classes, most had never seen a jump in their life and people had entered them!

But it was funny (at first, maddening) that he would be PERFECT at home, and then cop this fit in the ring. lol.

Haha, in the same class there was a girl whose horse refused one, the girl stayed on, but the saddle went upside down. Took her 5 minutes to untack, retack, get back on, and then she finished the course, coming out of the ring laughing. I felt really bad for her but she seemed to find her own little episode completely amusing! that was pretty funny, only because she thought it was haha
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post #3 of 28 Old 07-23-2010, 01:49 AM
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Almost running over the judge in one of my first shows.

Also, our young pony getting loose and running around the ring, people were running everywhere to close gates but we got compliments on "her lovely expressive trot" By the time i caught her again her lovely white socks id just whitened were muddy.
The reason she shyed and got loose? She saw a mini pony for the first time, found it so scary i couldnt hold her. Shes only just over 13hh herself
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post #4 of 28 Old 07-23-2010, 12:44 PM
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Well a couple weeks ago at an Event we were standing in the start box waiting for our cross country to start...and Sandie decides that all that lovely water I'd been giving her to keep her hydrated needed to come she lifts her tail sky high and starts peeing in the start box!!! HAHAH

The judges were hilarious, they jokingly told me I was going to get penalty pts for ruining the start box! ;)

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Well a couple weeks ago at an Event we were standing in the start box waiting for our cross country to start...and Sandie decides that all that lovely water I'd been giving her to keep her hydrated needed to come she lifts her tail sky high and starts peeing in the start box!!! HAHAH

The judges were hilarious, they jokingly told me I was going to get penalty pts for ruining the start box! ;)

Oh, that is too good, lol! The same thing happened to me at a llama show. e took our llama into the show ring and we were going over obstacles great! Well, in the middle of the ring our llama stops, I'm yanking on his lead rope trying to make him follow me and I hear laughing! He was going to the bathroom! And trust me, llamas take a lot of time going potty. I was so emmbarrased, but we won the first place ribbon!
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post #6 of 28 Old 07-23-2010, 01:18 PM
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This was when I was cone weaving at a show last Saturday. This is what happens when you get too excited about your totally awesome run and don't sit down going around a turn. Then your run isn't so totally awesome anymore. Can you say... embarrassing? HAHA
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post #7 of 28 Old 07-26-2010, 08:04 AM
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I was in a barback horsemanship class once and there was only two of us and I was wearing a bright pink rail shirt with a slightly heavy zipper pull on it. Well the other girl and myself were riding around and I was slipping around more then usual and the other girl was having horrible troubles. I noticed my mom on the side of the arena was laughing and so was the judge. I just figured it was because we were both struggling a bit. After the class the judge mentioned something to me about it feeling "a bit breezy out" when actually is was hot and stale out... well I won the class and when I got out my mom told me "your zipper"- I automatically thought my pants were open when infact my heavy zipper pull had pulled my shirt open exposing my bright blue sports bra!!! I was concetrating on the class so much I had never noticed- needless to say a safety pin was quickly put on to keep the zipper up!!!

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post #8 of 28 Old 07-26-2010, 09:14 AM
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Well i have only shown twice before. The first time I got first place in Course A, B, and flat resulting in champion but the second time on my first course i did my hunters circle and rode right up to the wrong jumjp. I didnt even notice that the jump i was going towards was backwards. I was sooooo embarassed.
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post #9 of 28 Old 07-26-2010, 09:21 AM
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Just last weekend I took Nico to a gaming show. He did really great but I was there to show him to a buyer and they asked me to push him a bit. Along with jumping, I gave up super speed when I had kids. I thought 'oh what the heck...just let him go!" And go he did! He had very little practice on poles but was amazing me on how quick he was getting it. On the run home, I kicked him for the first time in our rides together. He is super sensitive and rarely needs more than a firm 'GIT!" to run full speed. We slid to a stop at the gate and somehow, I landed over his head on my feet! LOL The crowd clapped and several of the 4'H girls wanted to know who taught me how to trick ride! LOL Moral of the story, dont let people tell you what to do with your horse!

EDIT: Just so you know...what makes the story funnier is the fact that I am 5'8" and 210 pounds. Imagine THAT in your head!
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post #10 of 28 Old 07-26-2010, 10:14 AM
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I was at a very windy show and in spite of putting on my top hat on as tight as I could it blew off in the middle of my test right along the diagonal I had to do a series of flying changes on. No way was I going to run my expensive hat over so I carefully maneuvered my line so I just missed the hat.

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Nice straight FC and excellent maneuverability to avoid foreign object...LOL
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