Have you ever been so tired you can't sleep? What a long day. Up at 5 am to take care of my horses then out to the show. I did a 1m class as a warm up and to get Poppy in the ring. She was great and had a blue ribbon round.
The first round of the championship class (1.15m) was supposed to start at 6:15pm and didn't go until about 7:30pm. I drew 15th in the order of go. Poppy had her first experience with showing at night under the lights. She handled it well but I could tell she was nervous. It wasn't my best ride but she was so good. I got a little deep to fence 9 (a big oxer) and she pulled the back rail. I really need to focus on keeping my pace. It was a course full of roll backs off a short turn. I think only 8 went clean. We finished with 4 faults which has us in 11th place. Round 2 is tomorrow. Top 15 will go on to the finals on Saturday.