Category Archives: Horse Shows

Morning Session

The morning session was freaking crazy.  M and Zoe almost missed their class, and then Laurie got confused and had to get dressed in about 3 minutes.  Fun times all around.  Zoe was extremely flustered by having to rush, and … Continue reading
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Quick Update from the Show

It is way past my bedtime, so here is the quick version of tonight’s events. Tonight was the first time that I would be riding Nyk at a real show.  Things are always crazy the first night of a show, … Continue reading
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Riding Clinic & Prepping for the Show

Sunday we had a riding clinic at the barn.  Another trainer came out and shared some of her show secrets.  I have to confess that I wasn’t too thrilled at the beginning, which covered the secret of the perfect bun.  … Continue reading
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Getting Ready for the Show

The first show of the season is next weekend, so we are getting prepped for it.  Show bridles are back on stall doors, and Nyk’s tack came in, so he has a nice, shiny new bridle and girth.  Why are … Continue reading
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Academy Show & the Return of Winter

Bentley and a really big road pony From Horses Today did not start with a lot of promise.  After our spring tease, winter has returned with a vengeance.  It was snowing when I got up, and I immediately started freaking … Continue reading
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A Cold Day at the Academy Show

Blondie Today was the third academy show of the season, so of course it was about 20 degrees colder than yesterday.  It was very cold in the barn aisle, but it wasn’t too bad out in the arena.  Still, everything … Continue reading
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Nyk’s Academy Debut

Nyk in Hunter Horse mode I am cursed with a migraine today, so I’ll keep this short and sweet.  We took Nyk to the second academy show yesterday, and he acted like the pro he is.  Had a brief moment … Continue reading
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First Academy Show – Not So Great, Actually

Harley Bronchitis, horse shows, and 17 degree weather don’t make for a good mix.   Needless to say, the first show of the academy season won’t go down as one of my favorites. Friday night, I rode Harley for the first … Continue reading
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The Michigan State Fairgrounds

Let me take you on a quick tour of the Michigan State Fairgrounds.  Until this year, I had never been there, and I'm sad to admit that I was a little underwhelmed with the facilities.  The fairgrounds are starting to … Continue reading
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The Finale – Day III

Blondie in Ludington Got up at 5:30 so that I would have enough time to get ready.  Yuck! One of the kids almost missed her class on Saturday because her mom was running late, and I didn't want that to … Continue reading
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