May 22nd Hunter Jumper Horse Show
 By Uphill Climb   •   1st Jun 2011   •   3,511 views   •   13 comments
The show day started at 5AM when I got up and started getting ready for the show. At about 6AM I went out to the barn and packed up all my tack. My horse, Queenie, Had been braided the night before and I left a neck cover and a blanket on that night.

Once the trucks arrived, we hooked up the trailers, loaded all seven of the horses and headed to the show. It was quite the ride, but we arrived at the show about 8AM. I unloaded Queenie and then tied her up and took her blanket and hood off. Her braids looked okay so I immediately started brushing her. As I was about to saddle up I noticed one of my friends was very upset. I went over to Kelsey and found out she had forgotten her girth at the barn. Even though I only had one I let her borrow mine since we showed at different time. Unfortunately, giving her my girth left me without one so I couldn't practice before my event.

I just prayed my horse Queenie would do fine without a warm-up.

Once the show started I began to get very nervous. It was my first hunter show and I wanted to do good. It was soon time for me to saddle up, but I still didn't have my girth back. I stood there, getting more and more nervous. when Kelsey had finished her under saddle class she exited the arena and gave me my girth. It was covered in white hair, leaving me a little upset I spent all that time cleaning my tack before the show. Forgetting that detail I mounted up. Thank goodness it took them a little bit with the changing of Jumps.

My first class was Walk-Trot. She was doing so good, but with no warm-up I was a little rusty. The class finished and I placed 5th. I handed my ribbon to my coach and she reminded my to watch my leads, because the second class I was in was Walk-Trot-Canter. We were doing good, she stepped off on the wrong lead but I managed to save it and correct it. Then we would ride by the gate where everyone was standing and they were shouting out different commands. Queenie got so confused, but I ended up placing 2nd.

I was so proud!

My last class of the day was Hunter Hack. We started with the flat work and she performed well. She was happy with staying on the rail, and since most of the other riders were everywhere, I was happy on the rail too. Then we lined up for the jump. Now I didn’t get to warm her up so it was a ‘Grin and Bare it’ moment for me.

It was terrible.

As my coach said ‘You got left behind’. But Queenie has been an awesome horse to learn with. We placed 4th in that class. But for my first hunter show I felt great, even with the girth distractions.

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Seven Sins  
sounds like you did pretty well :)
  Jun 1, 2011  •  2,483 views
Congrats!! Such a bummer about the girth.
  Jun 2, 2011  •  2,461 views
Sounds like fun... good job! =)
  Jun 2, 2011  •  2,477 views
Stay Untamed  
yay! sounded like fun (besides the girth)!
  Jun 2, 2011  •  2,502 views
Prarie Rose  
Good job! :)
  Jun 3, 2011  •  2,479 views
T E M P E S T  
Congrats, glad you enjoyed it.
  Jun 3, 2011  •  2,775 views
Uphill Climb  
Thanks! Yeah I feel great now, but at the show I was so like upset and nervous. I couldn't eat, I was just so nervous. But now that that show is over,i need to start getting ready for my 4-H show at the end of july, Too bad they dont have any jumping classes.
  Jun 3, 2011  •  2,498 views
BME Sports  
I was the one that forgot the girth once.... :) And good job!
  Jun 7, 2011  •  2,499 views
Good job! Sounds like lots of fun!
  Jun 12, 2011  •  2,483 views
You did really well! Must have been fun
  Jun 12, 2011  •  2,459 views
Deleted Accounts  
well done:') great artical.
  Jun 13, 2011  •  2,469 views
Good job:)
  Jun 18, 2011  •  2,541 views
sounds like it was a fun day
  Jun 19, 2011  •  2,459 views
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