Friday we entered the High Adult Jumpers (1.10m). They were scheduled to start at 2:30pm and didn't end up going until after 5pm! Yay horse shows! That left entirely too much time for me to find the tack stores.
We showed in the Grand Prix ring. They had a real water jump set up (not in our course though) so it was fun to show it to Poppy. She was like "that's a BIG puddle." It was late and the sun was going down so the ring was nice and shadowy. Poppy was quiet and didn't look at anything (woohoo). It was a speed class so I galloped between jumps. I was not smooth in getting her back in front of 3a and she pulled a rail. Everything else was great and it was just a 4 fault round. No ribbon but I was thrilled with my mare for going in and marching around like it's her J-O-B. My little mare is growing up (sniff, sniff).
Saturday we again entered the High Adult Jumpers (1.10m). This one was in a different ring. I don't know what my deal was Saturday but I was just off my game. I don't do well some times when warming up with a group. For instance the horse in front of me stopped at the warm up fence so I would have to circle or it would pull a rail and I would have to circle. This would annoy Poppy and she would start leaping in front of the fence. Try finding your distance riding that. I couldn't either. So we had some eek moments in the warm up ring. That translated to "Oh Dear God" in the ring. I was that rider. The scary one. She was running and I didn't get her under control.
The video isn't as scary as it felt, but still some horrible riding on my part. We were shockingly clear in the first round and one rail in the jump off because I missed badly into an in and out. Here's video of round 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKnFmjtW65I
Aaand my jump off (feel free to close your eyes, I sure did watching): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SyjiHLyvu0
Soooo mare got lots of pats, carrots, and kisses for continuing to jump after all that. Moving on...Seriously. After days like that you let it go and move on. I was looking forward to Sunday to redeem myself. Fortunately all my mare knows is that she was good.