Went to the Greenstone Hunter show (DLSC) yesterday. Had a BLAST!! Everyone from iTolt did great and I even thoroughly enjoyed helping the show (jump crew, running sheets, calculating points). Just plain fun.
I took Raz (aka Chiraz) and we did the Baby Hunter division. This is the 5th show on the DLSC circuit that we've gone to so we're qualified for their year end awards program. Not sure how well we'll do in the final standings, but I've had a lot of fun with Raz. Every show has been more and more fun. For a 19 year old, she's got plenty of spunk.
Our flat class went ok, but I blew it. We missed the right canter lead, not once but twice. The second time was definitely my fault as I tried to rush getting the lead and she picked up the wrong one again. Oops. Live and learn. We finished 5th.
Our jumping classes were MUCH better. The first class was so smooth. We had to drop to get the lead only once in the round. I guess the judge agreed as we won the class! The second class wasn't quite as smooth. I think it was a combination of the heat/humidity and the EXTREMELY hard ground. We were both pretty done after that round. It wasn't a hateful round, just not quite as smooth. Finished 2nd.
So 5th, 1st and 2nd was good enough for Reserve Champion! Can't wait to see some of the pictures.
I was also offered an opportunity. Not saying much at the moment til it gets more solidified, if that's what happens. But it could be a great opportunity and even if it doesn't go through, it's an amazing compliment. Stay tuned!