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My First Horse Show (with pictures!)

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

At the ripe ol' age of 36, I decided to compete in my first horse show! My little horse, Trigger is not ready for this sort of adventure yet, so I "borrowed" my trainer's horse, Magee... Gee's Magee is his registered name. Magee is tall, dark and handsome (just about the most handsome horse I've ever seen!) and get this - HE'S ALSO 36! Boy, is this guy aging well, and the judge must have agreed because she loved him. Long story short, I just recently decided to go to the show, which only gave me TWO practice rides on Magee beforehand. I felt ill-prepared, to say the least. And nervous as heck! I woke up Sunday morning with butterflies in my stomach, not sure what to expect, but my trainer and friends assured me I'd be fine - I had Magee! And he'd take care of me.

Take care of me, he DID! That awesome horse made my first show experience one I will never forget. Brushing my nerves aside, I had the time of my life! Here's why...

I entered myself in 7 classes... And placed top 4 in ALL of them! At the end of the (very long) day, I had earned 1 first place ribbon, 1 second place ribbon, 3 third place ribbons and 2 fourth place ribbons. Mind you, some of these classes had 15 entrants, so I left that day feeling VERY proud. Needless to say, I am officially addicted and already have plans for the next local show June 23rd! Yahoo!!!

Below are a few pics my hubby took. I am pretty disappointed with the way I look, but hey, this just gives me more incentive to drop these icky pounds!

Hope you are enjoying your Wednesday and, as always, thank you for taking the time to read my blog. xoxoxo
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