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Walter and I just got back from showing in KY. Cross that off my bucket list. What a fun week. Miss Maddie and I drove down on Thursday morning. We got to the horse park about 1:30pm and got to lesson that afternoon. Nikki had us doing a figure 8 over a small vertical mostly. He was perfect. Very even, not heavy, and I was able to keep him balanced and straight on the backside for some nice lead changes. We showed on Friday and Saturday in the Adult Amateurs 18-35. My 2 round o/f on Friday were pretty nice. Not perfect, but good rounds. The first round was pretty much as perfect as I could get until after the last jump when we had a late lead change. Doh! Such a bummer. The video is seen HERE. Then our next round, we fixed the lead issue. Just a small chip going into the last line coming home. That video can be seen HERE. We got a 7th in that class. =)

Saturday was pretty good. We started with our under saddle. I felt like we rode is really well. However there are so many amazing horses in KY competing, that we didn’t place. Then we had our o/f. In the first one, we had some chipping action going on. But got our leads. Then in the 2nd round, we just had one chip. We didnt place at all though. Later that day we were entered in the $5000 hunter classic. Lots of competition in there as it was all ages combined. I had a great first round and scored a 74.5. I was able to hang in there for the call-back until the very last rider and then I got bumped out. Darn it. So close. It was super fun though. I got to wear a shadbelly and the photographer got some nice photos of us.

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