Friday, April 11, 2008

WHERE'S THE BLUE?

Several weeks ago I entered my first ever in-house horse show. The equestrian center where I take my lessons hosts several of these throughout the year.

I entered 4 divisions and received a second place, third place and two fourth place ribbons. I guess that is not so bad for someone who has only been indulging in this sport for 8 months. And at my age at that!

I rode my beloved Valentine and he and I performed quite well together. Although, he was a bit slow in the obstacle course- which resulted in the 4th place there.
These are 3 of my ribbons gracing my office.

And here is Valentine (on the left) nuzzling Mirage after one of our performances. He, too, must have been so proud.

6 comments:

Not so little Woman said...

Valentine and the other horse look sooo cute! Sigh...I miss horses. I never really got to ride a lot (family rule, long story), but I think they are great.

rdg said...

way to go, gewels !!!! show 'em how a rookie does it !! (though i know it is VERY hard work) who tacked for you? or was this a 'one woman show' - heh.

xxx
rdg

Barbara said...

I'm impressed with three ribbons of any color! Maybe after I get up my nerve to try my bike with the new clipless pedals, I'll get up my nerve to get on a horse. Life's too short not to embrace the things you're scared of (or at least that's what I keep telling myself.)

Akelamalu said...

Oh well done, and after such a short time too! :)

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Mother of Invention said...

Wow! You're amazing! Congrats! These two horses are beauties.
When's your next race?