One of my closest friends Alayne and I organized an indoor hunter schooling show at her stable on February 24th. We wanted to have a small schooling show to get everyone out for the first time in 2013, and make it a fun and encouraging experience. We worked our butts off for the last few months, building jumps, painting, cleaning, and preparing. The night before we were out in the barn until midnight making the final preparations.
|ready to rock|
We had a great turnout for the day, everyone seemed very excited to get out for the first time, despite the fact we are in the middle of winter. We set up a nice canteen, and TV with eventing videos playing for the day in her heated workshop. This was a major bonus for those wanting to warm up on the day! We lucked out though, and it was a nice 2 degrees on show day.
Everyone was given ample time to warm up and adjust to the ring, since riding outside to warm up would be out of the question with the two feet of snow we had outside. All the riders and horses did great, including my bestie Dana who kicked major derriere in the hacks and the cross rail division. Dana is making a comeback after some bad falls last year and nothing is going to keep her from getting out there and doing it!
|Dana and Q rockin' it|
|Nicole and Ruby|
|Michael and Vinny|
It was a lot of work but a great success, and that always makes it more than worth it in the end. IO hope you enjoy the pictures and the little video at the end. Thank you Susan Dall for the use of the photos.
|Zoe getting a little excited with Katie piloting.|
|Pam and Riley|
Until next time!