2 weekends ago we took Ace to another fair, this time it was the Kingston Fair. The show was run under the regular Equine Canada rules, unlike the last fair which was run under AQHA rules. This horse show is very cool as they run it indoors. They fill the old hockey arena with sand and bring in jumps. Lots of horsey and non-horsey people watching, and clapping. A neat atmosphere!
I took Ace in the hack division first. There were around 18 horses in the classes. I switched her regular bit for the rubber straight bar pelham, since she has a tendency to throw her head up and run off when other horses in the ring run up her hind end. She was a superstar and was 6th in the pleasure, 1st in the road hack, and 1st in the show hack. She was the hack division champion and we won a chair! The judge was really great; at the end of each class she would explain what she was looking for and why she pinned the class the way she did. I think that is fabulous.
After lunch we did the low hunters, 2'3. Ace has only done one show over fences (other than cross rails), and really only has jumped this summer. She was a very good girl and was reserve champion of the low hunters! She is really maturing about her surroundings and is growing out of her spookiness. She is becoming such a versatile mare. My mom was very proud that day...plus the $80 bucks we won wasn't too bad either....we used our winnings for some good ol' fair poutine for the trailer ride home :)
Here is the video footage...my mom was having some "issues" with the zoom....issues being not wearing her lady z glasses and being able to see the large ZOOM button on the top of the camera. LOL, God love her.
See you next year at the fair!
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