I have pondered hard about returning next week for the $25K Classic. I think it would be fun and we have as good of a shot at it as anyone but realistically it is a lot of money to go show for one class (entry fee is $475 + $25 late entry fee). There is a 24 hour rule so I have to get a stall (at $250 + shavings to use for 1 night) and also enter one other adult jumper class ($50). Then add fuel, hotel, training, office fees, late entry fee, etc. I have reasoned that the next show is only a month away and what I would spend to go do the classic would be best spent toward other shows coming up. That's my adult decision. Not the fun decision but the financially wise one. I also want to continue to focus on my goal of moving up a division.
So next up for Poppy is an AA show in April. This also gives me time for baby Monster. There is a local show this weekend that I am skipping even though it would be good for him to go school. I am tired and want a weekend home. Plus my employees are tired of me taking off all these Fridays I am sure.
My most favorite day of the year is coming up this weekend. Daylight Savings!!!! I have lunged Monster the past 2 evenings and am looking forward to getting him back into regular work this weekend.
I am so thankful to my friend's husband for taking these beautiful pictures of Poppy last weekend. I have a few more to sprinkle through my posts this week :)