HOLY COW THE WORLD SHOW IS EXPENSIVE!!!
Looked up the classes today and decided we would show in the following:
Whiskey will go in Solid Paint Bred Poles, Barrels and Stake Race. This amuses me somewhat as we have never actually loped a pattern yet, let alone run one. However, November is a long way off and Whiskey is doing pretty good. This is for fun and for a picture anyway, so if we end up trotting the patterns, so be it.
I'll ride Scooby in Novice barrels and poles, and Kellie will ride him in junior barrels, open poles and open stake race. She has to ride in those classes as she is still technically a youth (she's 19 in August) and thus only eligible for open classes.
That is a total of 8 classes at 150. A shot. Plus 225. Stall fees for each horse, then shavings - I figure ( a guestimate since the actual premium book isn't out and I am going off last years prices) that I will spend 1700.00 for the stalls and classes alone.
Then another 1250. For cheapo hotel, gas, and food puts us at 3000.00
for the show.
So I have to put away 375. A paycheck between now and November to swing showing in all the classes I want to. Doable, but will cut down on my buying tack and playing at the local events -
The horses are doing well - Last night Scooby went with Kellie to a cattle clinic, and he did great! He is a pretty fearless guy, and his only issue was he got a little spooked from her throwing the rope. He tracked the cows, pushed them around the pen, and Kellie had a great time.
Whiskey was a fun ride. I weaved cones set up so I could "pole bend" around them and she is really responsive. We had a lot of fun. Did loping transitions and she is getting better as we gradually increase the time she spends cantering. We'll go slow - November is still a long way off.