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HGEsquire 08-07-2011 07:00 PM

th'E' kids win BIG at the East Coast Championship Show!
Well after a very long past few days heading to Parris Island, SC on Thursday for my sons Marine Boot Camp Graduation and back and then up again bright and early on Saturday, Woodie and I headed to Lexington, VA to the VA Horse Center for the East Coast Championship show. Although we were PAST exhausted and really needed to be resting as opposed to being at a horse show we BOTH are so glad we pulled it together and went.
We were able to watch a lot of good horses go ~ to include the Esquire+ kids, Storm & Angell. I must admit it was totally awesome to see their go's AND watch them get their awards.
Storm made his under saddle debut on Wednesday and did well enough that he will not only be shown at SHN's In-Hand but Under Saddle as well. This has been one heck of a E-Xciting past few days and I actually am looking forward to going back to work so I can get some rest (hahaha~NOT).
A few pictures from the show...please keep in mind that No One gets great photos inside that dang sport horse ring ~ rats.......the lighting is awful and is not conducive for beautiful shots!

back in a sec with more pics ;)

Denise Gainey

HGEsquire 08-07-2011 07:29 PM

And some more shots from yesterday:

Wearing her pretty Neck Garland for the Champion ATH SHIH Mares 2 & Over class

This is one of the FFC horses that Buzz Moore bred being shown by his handler Nicole. He had 3 Mares in the SHIH Mare classes and I apologize that I do not recall which one this is :( Sorry guys. If I find out I will come back and make notation.

This lil' gal belongs to a friend of ours Diane Duquette from NC. This young mare is Pony sized and ever so super cute! If you guys remember the lady last year that lost 3 of her mares, the mother and 2 full sisters to a lightning strike this is a full sister to the two she lost. Diane will be running this cutie pie thru the AWS Inspection we are hosting the end of this month.

More in just a short :)

Denise Gainey

HGEsquire 08-07-2011 07:48 PM

Paul Fritz taking a short stroll around the horse center just after he presented his Pure Polish Mare Margo for her Top 5 Award.

Paul presenting Margo for her Top 5 Award ;)

The incomparable Mr. Larry Jones presenting a lovely young mare for Laura Thomas of Ladamas Arabians. This mare received the Champion ATH SHIH Mares presented by Brittany Butterworh. Larry showed her Open SHIH Mares where she went Top 5 I believe.

Another beautiful mare owned by Ladamas Arabians, a Khemosabi granddaughter, Khorvette

Kharizma owned by the O'Shannicks shown Open Stallion SHIH presented by Tommy Doyle of Willow Hill Equestrian

Mr. Larry Jones catch handling Shamu a Half-Arabian/Percheron owned by Robin Mountjoy who shows succesfully under saddle with his owner.

Not a lot more to post but will come back with the rest soon :D

Denise Gainey

HGEsquire 08-07-2011 08:00 PM

The Half-Arabian/Percheron Shamu on the backside of the triangle with Larry. Years ago my daughter called Shamu 'Whale' as he was boarded where we purchased Sly's dam, Khami (Whisana Farms)

Hy Wynds, aka 'Storm' on the backside of the triangle with his owner Donald, ABN Member Hy Wynds.

Being stood up

From a different angle ;)

Being presented his ECC Reserve Champion SHIH ATH Stallion award

A few shots of 'th'E' Crew :D :D

Denise Gainey

HGEsquire 08-07-2011 08:07 PM

The last of the Woodie pics.....a few more of th'E' Crew :D

I have video too but that will come later as I have to get some rest before work tomorrow...Hope you guys have enjoyed the pictures!

Denise Gainey

Hidalgo13 08-07-2011 08:32 PM

Beauutiful horses! :) Were they all half arab/percheron?

HGEsquire 08-07-2011 08:55 PM

No most of them were Purebred Arabians...only 1 half-arab/percheron cross at this particular show that my husband photographed. There is another that shows on the same circuit as we do though...She is a gray mare :) That is a gelding in the photos here.

Denise Gainey

DustyDiamond 08-07-2011 08:56 PM

Your horses are gorgeous

HGEsquire 08-07-2011 09:01 PM

Thanks for the compliment. Actually only two of the horses are sired by our stallion, Angell & Storm. The others belong to friends and competitors at the show. But again, thank you! Most appreciated!

Denise Gainey

VelvetsAB 08-07-2011 09:02 PM

Congratulations to your son on graduating Marine BC. Welcome to the military family!

Beautiful pics and congrats on the horse show!

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