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Lifeofriley 07-12-2009 06:56 AM

I'm so proud of Riley :) I might be bragging just a little...
 
Ok, so forgive me here, but I'm so proud of how Riley went today at our first D grade competition in two years I just had to share!

We placed, 1st, 2nd and 3rd and ended up D grade champions! He was so good, only took a couple of rails and had one refusal (my fault! I didn't want him to knock it so I tried to mess around with his stride too much :/)

And I attached some photos for your viewing pleasure (or just for my own pleasure!) Warning: Slight picture overload!

http://i25.tinypic.com/25gthja.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/99hs1j.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/20ji99t.jpg

http://i31.tinypic.com/2qkqrdy.jpg

http://i29.tinypic.com/25tyob9.jpg

And one of us with our pretty new rug :)

http://i28.tinypic.com/35c1o5v.jpg

Cookies to anybody who made it this far!

lovemyponies 07-12-2009 07:21 AM

wow fantastic jumping!!! congrats

MIEventer 07-12-2009 08:50 AM

You should be proud! Great job! You both look amazing! CONGRATS!

Lifeofriley 07-13-2009 03:50 AM

Thanks so much guys! :D

It's a big step from where I was two years ago - I had a few bad falls and was scared to jump at all, luckily we worked through it and now (hopefully) the sky's the limit! Once I can stop trying to stride him exactly :oops: one bad habit I haven't quite gotten out of..

lovemyponies 07-13-2009 04:22 AM

you look very confident to me, great progress

jody111 07-13-2009 04:32 AM

Great pics - congrats on your win!!!! and all your results - sounds like you did awesome - love you horses jump - you guys look like a super team

Lifeofriley 07-13-2009 05:20 AM

Thanks everyone :D It's good to see all our hard work turn into results, now to just work on that pesky dressage...

If anyone has any critique I'm happy to hear it, it all helps us to improve! MIEventer, if you have anything to say I'd love to hear it - I really enjoy reading your critiques :-)

Ahsisi 07-13-2009 08:55 AM

Congrats! The last jumping pic is my favorite! Look at those knees! Too cool! Glad it went so well!

Lifeofriley 07-13-2009 09:30 AM

Thanks Asisi :-) I really think he'd jump the moon if I let him haha

Any critique/suggestions anyone?


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