Friday, September 20, 2013

Longest Horse Show Day Ever

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.  


  1. What a tough course! Good luck tomorrow!!

  2. Wow! Complicated. Good luck with the rest of the show.

  3. Good luck! Sounds like a good round with her being a bit nervous! That course is awesome.