Just got in from the show it was a late one, not because of the classes today but we had our fashion show and pin exchange plus a dance. Morgan Farrell was our model for the jeans that she decorated and Paul Parker was the boots model which he decorated. They were both great on the cat walk and really wowed the crowd with their moves! Great job to both of them. Morgan’s birthday was today and I was honored to be asked to have lunch with them- thanks Morgan and Happy Birthday!
Our only finals class today was the Ranch Riding and Kate Buchanan who had a great prelims with one of the highest scores, she was one of the last youth to go in the finals. There were a lot of good runs in the finals and just to make it to the finals out of over 160 runs is one thing but to have to do it again for the finals I can not think how hard this had to be. Plus this was a drawn pattern so no one had done it before and there were a lot of twists and turns where you could really mess up. Kate came in strong and really did a great pattern. All of the youth came back into the arena for the placing’s, the announcer would go on and on to get to the top 10 then top 5 wow then forth that was Kate’s number. Placing in a huge class from prelims and then to go on to a top 5 win with a 4th that is really wonderful. Great job Kate. Kate has reining on two horses and heading on another horse yet to go so a great start to your 2016 world show.
Tomorrow brings the finals for trail- Shea Graham will be ready for it. I saw her on the way out after her trail practice tonight and she said that her horse was ready for tomorrow. See you in the morning Shea!
Prelims for our English rider starts in the morning after the trail finals. Hunter under saddle for Taylor & Isabella. Then Equitation for those same two plus Shea.
All of my reiner girls are here and have been working their horses getting ready for Thursdays prelim.
I think everyone had a great time at the dance and who knew Trent Searles had dance moves, I’m sure they are from Jim his Dad. Another one of our boys Paul Parker also showing his dance skills and also dancing with Shea Graham. It is nice to see this year a lot of boys in the classes and walking around- I guess the boys finally got the word this is where all the girls are at the horseshow’s.
Its winding down only a few more days left. We will be tearing down the stall curtain decorations tomorrow and starting to get things cleaned up only a few more days left to go I hope we end with a lot of youth in the finals.
A shout out to our own Garrett Cooper who is working as a night steward for AQHA at the youth world.