Saturday, May 9, 2009

Horse Show

Last weekend Isabel competed in her first schooling show. She did awesome! It was so fun to watch and see her having such a great time. She competed in three different events. First she did showmanship where you lead your horse with a halter in a set pattern and the judge walks around your horse and looks. It was the thing that she has worked on the least so it went a little rough. She was really nervous about it and so that made her horse nervous and a bit uncooperative. Next she did western equitation, where she walked, trotted, loped and backed her horse up in a pattern. She did super and took a second place ribbon. Then her last event was a walk trot equitation where they go in a circle as a group and the judge tells them when to switch gaits and directions. This is the one she has worked on the most. She did so great!!! We were so excited. She got another second place ribbon and a trophy. That day it was raining so they were trying to hurry the competition along and combined to classes and so there were adults in with her and she beat some of them. The places above her were adults and so if they hadn't combined the classes she would have won. It was lots of fun. She has another show on June 13 at the barn she rides at. Isabel doing her western equitation.
Isabel and two of the girls she rides with at the barn. Their names are Alisa and Whitney and they both have been riding for awhile and they were great to help Isabel since we didn't know what we were doing.

Isabel's first ribbon. Doesn't she look cute in her pink cowgirl clothes.

The proud winner of two ribbons and a trophy!


Jamie said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful Cowgirl you are Isabel.

My sister is getting married this summer in July so yeah we should plan to get together.

hcrjfrandall said...

Too cute! How exciting for her! Looks like you guys are really enjoying being back home! We miss you though!

Mel said...

Congrats Isabel! You look so good up on that horse!!!