I haven't really talked about this yet, but today I'm leaving to go to a horse show. It's an all Arabian show that has Sport Horse Under Saddle classes, but no dressage. I'll be showing Lee in the Half-Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Amateur class, as well as April in the Purebred Arabian Sport Horse Under Saddle Amateur class. It's going to be a lot of fun, since I haven't shown at an Arabian show in a non-dressage class since Kaswyn was five!
It gets even better though. Macey is coming with me. As you know, she is all about riding and loves horses. Lily, her older sister, thinks horses are stinky. This is weird coming from Lily, because she's anything but a girly-girl and is more like a tomboy with her love of Legos, Bakugan, and video games. But she's too prissy for horses. Go figure.
Macey, who is all about princesses and plastic jewelry, loves horses and doesn't mind getting dirty. When I found out that my friend Tracey from the barn was bringing her five-year-old daughter to the show, I thought it would be great fun to bring Macey along. Then I found out that Tracey's daughter would be showing in the Lead Line class, and I knew that Macey would be super upset if her new barn buddy was showing and she didn't get to show.
So I sprang into action, and with the help of some good people, secured a horse for Macey, as well as a complete hunt seat outfit for her. It's going to be great. I don't know the horse we will be using but I've been assured by more than one person that this horse is fantastic and will be a perfect gentleman for the class. I'm really looking forward to it.
If you think I'm excited, you should see Macey. This morning she was practically vibrating. I'm leaving work early to pick her up and then we'll drive three hours to get to the show. I have to show Lee in the evening session tonight so we need to get there by 4:00. Then I'll show April Saturday morning, and Macey will show in the Saturday afternoon session.
I'll post pictures on Facebook if I can. If you haven't already done so you can friend me at http://www.facebook.com/DressageMom and see what pictures I manage to get. It might be a totally crazy weekend, because there will be five little girls going with our group. Yikes!
Send good horse show ju-ju our way!