Monthly Archives: February 2014

Show Sunday: Hunt Cup

At the end of January, I went to the Hunt Cup show in Queen Creek. L (the other girl who was riding that show), my trainer, a few other people and I went down to the show on Saturday to get the horses settled into their stalls and used to the show grounds.

On Sunday, I got to the show grounds late and had to rush to get tacked up to warm up. After warming up, L rode in Walk/Trot. I believe they got champion of their division! Seeing as I wasn’t riding in the first classes of my division (W/T/C Crossrail), I actually had time to take pictures of her.

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Dixie (L’s pony)

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After Walk/Trot, I got Radar tacked up, right as my trainer had to tack up her horse to go in jumpers! I freaked out as I was warming up  and my trainer was showing her horse, while people were riding in the crossrail classes. Luckily, the timing worked out okay. My first two classes were Crossrail Rider Hunter, and in both I got 6th out of 7 entries.

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Random dynamic pose

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The third class of the day for Radar and I was Crossrail Rider Eq O/F where I got 4 out of 7.

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Then we had two flat classes where we placed 4th out of 9 and 2nd out of 7.

Now to the interesting stories of the weekend. Sadly, there were 2 slightly scary moments. The first was on Saturday during schooling. We were jumping over little gates (background of 1st Radar picture) because my trainer didn’t want to take down the gates to make crossrails. now, gates aren’t anything new to us, we’ve been schooling them at home for a while, but this show was the 1st time I have ever jumped at a show (only new years resolution completed). We did a line, Radar got excited after and did a mini buck, I lost my stirrup and both my trainer and I thought I was going to fall off. Somehow I managed to stay on and get Radar to stop cantering. Sadly, no one was there to take pictures, and that would have been interesting to see.

The second thing happened on Sunday. It was as I was getting on, andL was getting off. My trainer was holding Radar for me to get on, the problem was I normally have somewhat slack reins and let him walk a step when I get on. My trainer didn’t do this, and Radar reared and started backing, almost into Dixie. Luckily the issue was resolved before anybody got hurt.

Before I go, I leave you with some pictures and a self reminder that I need to arch my back. DSC_0131

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Show Sunday: OWSS

I have decided to start a new series, Show Sunday! Every sunday (as long as I have show pictures) I will post the pictures and report. If anyone wants to send me pictures, you can do so at attackoftheponies22@gmail.com  (although I have enough for 3 weeks).

These photos are  from O(ne)W(oman)S(how)S(eries) OF Other (not Stone).

My table:

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And the show table:

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My friend’s table:

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Roxy Conga:

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Other random shots of my friend’s horses:

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A cabinet of horses that belongs to the woman who ran the show:

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First was the foal division.

Draft Foals:

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Pony Foals:

Japanese Pudding, owned by me, he got first place!

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Stock Foals:

Cookie Dough, owned by me:

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Sport/Warm Foals:

Boomer, owned by me 

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And light foals, which I have no pictures of.

The reserve champion of the foal division:

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The next division was draft. It started with Clydesdale. I had one entry, but no picture.

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The next class was Shires. The third class of the draft division was Percheron. I had no entries in either of these classes.

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After that was Belgians, where Annabelle got a fifth.

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The final draft class of the day was other Draft. I entered Put a Hoof In It and he got 5th.

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The third division of the day was Sport/Warmblood. The first class of this division was Thoroughbred. This class surprised me a bit, as I expected me gorgeous Sam to win the class, but he didn’t even place! Instead Once Upon A Time got a NAN card! (I’m not complaining, just surprised). Callista got 3rd.

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The next class was Warmbloods, which I don’t seem to have pictures of.

After that was Carriage Breeds. Geo (can’t remember show name) got 3rd.

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I had some Other Sport breeds, but their pictures didn’t get taken. Somehow I lacked pictures in my favorite division!

The next division was Light breed. The first class was Arabians. I had an entry in this class, but I didn’t expect him to place. He didn’t!

Then part arabians. I also had an entry in this class, who either didn’t place or placed low.

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American Gaited came next. The little white horse (name: Victory Pass) on the left of this picture was my entry. No idea of placing.

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All Spanish horse were up next. I had 3 entries in this class, To Dance the ChaCha (in the back of the first picture) George Who Rules, and I don’t know who the 3rd horse was (this show was over a month ago), probably Hola.

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After that were the Morgans. Dancing to Victory was 5th and On Second Thought was 2nd.

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Other Light was the last class in the Light division. I had my Christmas Saddlebred, Glory Calls, in this class (you can see his tail on the right).

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The next division was Stock. by this point, I was experimenting with random shots. I also didn’t have many horses in this division, and I think it was right after lunch. definitely helps the enthusiasm! Quarter Horses were first.

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Then Paints,

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Appaloosas,

 

This is a micro-mini!

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And Mustangs.

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Finally there was Long Ear/ Other Stock

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The second to last division was ponies! First shetlands,DSC_0150

then POA.

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Then Welsh, English, Other Pony, Exotic Horse & Pony, Other Breeds. I have no idea which is which!

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I do know that this picture is from Exotic, because I jokingly entered my unicorn.

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The last division was judged by breed for very limited runs/tests/factory customs/OOAK.

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Happy Valentines Day!

 

Sadly, I wouldn’t be spending today with Radar. But he gets to hang out with Valentine (the pony)!

 

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Some sneak peeks at a post coming hopefully on sunday!

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And a horse who has what looks like a heart on his forehead!

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By the way, if you’re looking for a love and horse themed song, here you go:

White Horse – Taylor Swift

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