Today was the year end Invitational for the ISHS, which is for the high schools in my area (Interschool Horse Show Series). You have to get a certain number of points throughout to qualify, and whoever wins gets the year end titles.
So I rode Bailey because it was hosted at my home barn. He was awful yesterday, so out of 19 girls, I didn't expect to place. However, he was great on warmups and I ended up getting a 1st and 3rd on flatwork. YAY!
Over fences, we had a bit of a miscommunication and didn't end up pinning. By miscommunication... I mean I wanted him to go over the jump and he didnt haha. He swerved at the last minute. I should have been there to stop him, but I had just successfully jumped the tricky broken line, and there was only one little vertical left, and I stopped paying attention I guess, and just trusted him to get over it because it was just a little single. That shows me haha, life lesson learned. A course isn't over till its OVER!
Luckily, we ended up still scraping reserve with 11 points, the other girl in my class went 4 1 1 and got champ with 17. I actually owe her one, if she hadn't gotten first over fences I might not have gotten reserve!
Thanks for reading this haha, I am just super excited.