Kayleigh's first show! She was only in two classes, both walk/trot equitation. She rode Trinity, a school horse. Trinity was having an off day and didn't want to trot, but Kayleigh hung in there and got that crabby ole mare to trot. At one point in her life Trinity was an A-circuit children's hunter. She apparently did very well until she sustained a stifle injury and is no longer able to jump. She lugs the little ones around the arena with a tremendous amount of patience on most days, but other days, oooh...she can be CRABBY!
Kayleigh placed third in both classes.
Come on Trinity, TROT!
The kid has pretty good posture for an 8-year-old.
We need to work on heels down. She's quite confident up there!
Lining up for the judges. She was all grins and business.
She was a bit nervous about riding in front of so many people. Her biggest worry before the show was that the judge was going to give her an "F."
Very proud of herself. She did extremely well.
As soon as we got home she hung those ribbons and her number up on her bedroom wall. She's already planning her next horse show. Jackets were waived for this show because it is the first of the season and a schooling show. I guess if she wants to keep showing (and I still have a job come Monday!) I'll have to find a nice, used children's jacket for the show season.