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post #1 of 9 Old 04-05-2013, 11:31 PM Thread Starter
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Show jitters!

I signed up for my classes for next Sunday's local schooling show. It isn't a major show, but I haven't done a show in a long time. We are doing a few hunter hack classes, a few walk/trot, and one open pleasure. My mare is a green jumper, so there is no telling how she will do. But I'm just so nervous and SO excited. I have shown before, and I've done -one- show with my mare before, but never as her owner. She is my dream horse beyond all doubt, and is everything I wanted. I've never ever owned a show horse before. I've never gotten to ride my very own horse while at a show!

I can honestly say that the thing I'm looking forward to the most isn't the classes. It isn't the possibility of winning. It isn't even having fun while at the show. No, the thing I'm looking forward to the most is hearing them call me:

Judge: "Number 256, Chasing Dreams, ridden AND OWNED by Horsequeen08"

(Obviously they will call my true, full name at the show, but I got my number while I was at the show today, and it is 256. I'm so excited!!!)

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-06-2013, 08:29 AM
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Hearing that for the first time will be something to treasure for the rest of your life! Good luck and have fun!
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post #3 of 9 Old 04-06-2013, 08:33 AM
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I hope you do hear that! Let us know how the day unfolds!
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-06-2013, 10:59 AM
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Good luck!! Make sure you focus on having fun! :)

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-06-2013, 09:10 PM
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Sounds like you're going for all the right reasons. You'll do great and enjoy the moment no matter what.

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-06-2013, 09:18 PM
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I think that was always my favorite part of the shows too... Still is... Owned and Ridden by...

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-10-2013, 03:12 PM
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I keep telling you Chicki that you will do fine! Just remember to have fun and be sure to kick the butts of everyone else, including me and Rusty. haha. Only 4 more days!

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-15-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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The show was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I took 4 first 2 second (one of those was in Champion) and one fourth. The 4th was in our hunter hack class. Clearly we didn't practice enough because she wouldn't canter it well in warm up and then dodged out of the second jump-something I thought we were over, but I guess not. But it is ok. I handled her better with her little fit than I ever have in any lesson, so I'm really proud of myself. But on the flat...we cleaned up. It was AMAZING and I can't wait for our next show. We know where we need to focus on. MY mare and I are finally in sync with each other. I'm just so so so sooooo proud of her.
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-16-2013, 12:12 AM
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Told you you'd do fine

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