Shows

My last two attempts at scheduling a show season were thwarted by job loss, so I've been reluctant to post one this year.  Tempting fate and all that.  But we're to the point where I'm sending in entries, so fingers crossed!

Our first show will be the Heartland Pony Club CT on April 19.   I hemmed and hawed about whether to enter at (move up to) Beginner Novice (2'6) since it is just the Dressage and Show Jumping phases in a CT, but in the end, Cathy's words to "never overface this pony," rang in my ears and I entered him in Starter.  It will be a good chance to knock the rust off without overfacing either of us - 2'6 is still new and big for both of us.  It even looks big from the back of a 14hh pony!  We'll be schooling BN-height XC for the first time afterward, weather permitting.


I mean, he still might have a flower-phobia.  We gotta make sure our shit's together before we move up.  Though the flower phobia did make for some cute jumping photos.  Amy, will there be flowers at Heartland?!

Two weeks later, we're aiming for Penny Oaks, a rated event also at our home course, the Hoosier Horse Park.  Depending on how Heartland goes, that will probably be our first Beginner Novice.

More pictures you've seen before, from May of 2013.

The week after that, May 10, there is a Dressage show held across the Hoosier Horse Park from a Welsh show, so I'll get to enter in both!  Pony's going to think he lives at the HHP by that point.  I'm not sure what to do about braiding for that one, since braiding his flaxen mane against his chestnut neck for Dressage shows off his neck so nicely, but he's not allowed to show with braids for WPCSA.  Decisions...


Making braids where there wasn't a whole lot of hair at GDHT.

That's all I've got planned so far.  I'm looking forward to finally getting to do more than two shows in a year!

13 comments:

  1. I am sooooo looking forward to getting big fluffy Dutch button braids on that neck. :) He's going to be so damn fancy.

    Depending on the scheduling for May, you may be able to still braid him, especially since you can just pull them out and wet them to release the crimp. But, it's not the end of the world if you don't for a schooling show.

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  2. Yes he will! I know I don't have to for a schooling show, but it's both a personal thing and the fact that his neck looks so freakin good when his mane is braided. It won't be the end of the world if I can't, though.

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  3. How exciting!! I waited and waited to put up a show schedule because it never works out for me, but I decided hey, I might as well let myself be excited about this while I can. :-) Best of luck with your shows!

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  4. So excited for you! It should be a great year!

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  5. Sounds like a fantastic start to the year!!

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  6. I hope that this year you aren't thwarted and can have a full and fulfilling season!

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  7. What a great season you have planned so far! Fingers crossed it will all happen :)

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  8. Having shows planned is so exciting! Greater Dayton opens on 1 April and I am hoping to be sending my entry in then. :)

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  9. Show season is fast approaching..exciting!

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  10. Looking forward to seeing you at Heartland!! Rhyme rocks the mo-hawk so I don't get the pleasure of braiding

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  11. You and Connor will be great in whatever shows you attend!

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  12. So excited for your upcoming show season! Post lots of pics :)

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