Despite the fact I only had about two classes for the first half of the show, I didn't take very many halter pictures. Still, I assure you, every single resin and custom that went up was absolutely stunning. I might make a post of what I have later, just for eye candy.
There were a few other minis in attendance, which was nice representation. (Go minis!)
These guys came back for stock work, too.
There was even a miniwhinny who showed a few classes!!
My performance started strong with Rosie Queen O' Corona taking first in her western trail class.
Even though the classes were moving slowly, I managed to not get pictures of the next two classes she was in. She got third in Western Pleasure and a nice second in Other Western with her western dressage set up.
After lunch I had my first in-show tack change ever. The judge was fantastic about giving us our time, and I really needed it then. English picked up quickly with two horses in hunter.
Rosie got a first with her last minute brick jump
while Ledoux It Again brought second with his oh so intricate handy hunter option trot fence.
(Shout out to Jennifer Buxton over at Braymere Saddlery for the wonderful reference photos)
Once again, the last two classes were lost amid the scurry, so words must suffice. It Man placed third in English Pleasure, with Rosie taking second. And lastly, in Other English, It Man took his first first with his dressage set up and Rosie placed second with hers.
Champ and Reserve were no real surprise after that division
Hooray! Good job crew!
But it wasn't over for Rosie, who went on to take Reserve Overall Performance!
Champ went to a stunning pair owned by (I think??) Kathy Williams.
The doll is by Joan Yount; this is my first time seeing her work in person and it is fabulous. I'm not sure who the tack is by, and I'm assuming the horse is maybe by her, but either way, everything together made it a grade A entry.
For my first performance show ever, I would say it was a huge success.
Can't wait 'til next time!