Friday, February 20, 2009

Tri-State Banquet

I neglected to write about the Tri-State banquet. We had a great time and we danced the night away after dinner and receiving our awards. Santana earned 2 reserve champion awards. One is Hunter Country Pleasure and the other in Country Pleasure Jr. exhibitor with Jasmine. My Friend Cheri was champion in Morgan western with Razor. It was a nice night.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Blue Lakes Farm Horse Show!!

Here is a link to one of the classes that we entered. This class I rode hunt. There will be another link soon where I showed western.

Well we did it! We attended the Blue Lakes Farm Horse show towards our 2009 Saddlebred promotional award. This is an open show with mostly QH's and a QH Judge, so I did not expect to do well. But we did the Saddlebred proud, because we got Second place in Open English Pleasure-No Stock horses. 1st place in Western Pleasure 18 and over, 3rd place in Ladies Western Pleasure and 1st place in Western Pleasure no QH's. There were 2 classes we did not place in because we made a couple of oops! but it was 27 degrees and Miss Santana was feeling pretty good. She was showing off the Saddlebred in her. But she settled down and ended the day with 4 ribbons. 2 - Firsts, 1 - Second and a third. Not too shabby!!

My friend Beth had a good day for her first show with her 4 year old QH and she can't wait to go back. The January show was canceled due to weather so it felt good to get his show in. Beth's husband came and he took video and pictures so hopefully I can share them soon. Next weekend I will be announcing at the North East Ohio Academy Horse show. BUSY BUSY!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We Finally Get to Go!

Well, I hope I don't jinx it! But tomorrow I will be attending the Blue Lakes Horse Show with my friend Beth and her horse Imagine. The January Shows were just too cold and they were canceled. This is another opportunity to promote the breed. I am planning on taking pictures and will post them. We all look forward to a great day.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Girl Scout Troop #1613 earn Horse Rider Badge!

Another successful event with the Girl Scouts has been completed. The girls and I had a wonderful time on a cold Saturday morning. They came out to enjoy the company of my mare Santana, and earned their Horse Rider Badge.

This is not an easy task, there are certain requirements that they have to meet. Turning a horse left and right at a walk and a trot, stopping a horse from the walk and the trot. They also had to learn about grooming, the parts of the horse, and several other things.

We were very fortunate to have Lieutenant Patrick at the barn. He does civil war reenactments and He showed the girls his authentic antique civil war equipment and explained to the girls how the American Saddlebred was used in the civil war.

We had 3 hours of horse fun! Even though it was a cold winter day, we were able to stay warm. The girls had loads of fun. Santana was eating up all the attention and acted like the lady that she is the whole time.

Here is the video that I put together for all to enjoy!