Sunday, October 31, 2010

O's First Show

On Saturday, October 30, the Pony Pals made the early morning trek to Fieldstone Park in Mansfield, Texas to see O's (Harley's Classic O) show debut. O is Daltrey's sire.

This was a cool show. Not snooty-tooty, just a fun, local, open show at a very nice facility. Most of the horses were au natural, i.e., not body clipped, braided, etc. Some people wore show clothes, some not, though all were neatly turned out.

This mini was the buddy horse. Snotty little guy from what I was able to gather. There were two young girls leading him around, and one was complaining loudly that he'd kicked her.

Heather Harmon holding O as we waited for his classes to begin. O was entered in 4 classes. Two were halter and two were saddle classes. Unfortunately, although there were 3 possible locations for classes to take place, there were only 2 judges. The show was way behind schedule, and we waited a lot.

Waiting for the first halter class.

A barn cat we spotted when we
gave ourselves a tour.

A jumping class we watched as we waited for O's class.

Isn't she adorable? Her daddy was there helping her. This is the life I would have chosen for myself at that age.

Pretty paint

This paint was so beautiful. His color reminded me of the metallic sheen of my truck. He has a dorsal stripe.



Finally, O's classes started.
Blue ribbons for both halter classes!

Heather Crispin, O's new owner, riding him for classes under saddle, led by her husband Gerardo. O was a little keyed up. The judge was so kind and understanding.

He did so well. He only had one moment when he didn't want to transition for Heather. She asked and asked, and finally spiked him a good one. He kicked out, but she rode it like a champ!

I confess: I teared up several times.

O took a 2nd and a 3rd in the under-saddle classes.
He has come so far!

We all are so proud of O and Heather C.

The Pony Pals hit Chili's for lunch after the show.
From left: me, Nita, Kris, and Heather H.
A most excellent day!
I see some of those halter classes
in Baby D's not-too-distant future!!

12 comments:

Jeni said...

Well that is what I call a successful day! Showing is fun, you should give it a try with Baby D! You could do the Western pleasure classes on Paco or Jazz to get the hang of it too.

oh ok I'll shush now!

O is one gorgeous hunk of horse!!!

Leah Fry said...

Jeni, he is a hunk, isn't he?

Poco? No, no, no. Too much of a wild card on his best day. Jaz and Daltrey, most certainly.

AareneX said...

O is totally a hunk. Happy sigh.

Hopeful said...

O looked great! nice looking horse and sounds like he did well. love the barn cat and that paint was definitely a looker! glad you got out. looks like it was a fun, laid back show to go to.

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

O looks fabulous. Tell the girls congrats on the placings.

Yep, I see a show career for the equally handsome baby D.

Chelsi said...

O sure has substance! Wow! Great pics... that grulla paint was sooo pretty. When are we going to get to see you out there? ;)

cdncowgirl said...

WOW O is a handsome guy. Looks likes he's filled out even more since his last pics. Baby D has some good looking shoes to fill lol

Nice pics of the show :)

Crystal said...

congrats to O! Im sure Daltry would do just as good, cant wait to see him out there!

morningbrayfarm said...

What a fun and beautiful day, Leah. O is gorgeous... congrats to O and Heather for their success. :)

Laura said...

Sounds like you guys had a great day! O did super at his show! I'm sure he will clean up the more he gets out. He is a big handsome fella!

Baby D will be perfect to take out to shows like that. I suspect you might get hooked on showing!!! :-)

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That's the kind of competition I like- low key and friendly. O looks gorgeous! Congrats on the ribbons to the girls.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Awwww, I loved seeing all the kids classes. Like you, I wish that was the life I'd had when I was a young girl. sigh.

Congrats to Heather and her O.

~Lisa

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