I arrived on Thursday and Jamp had already thrown a shoe... Why not right? But the farrier put it back on before I even got to the show grounds, so all was well. I had a lesson in the afternoon, after my trainer gave him a little school for me. It had been raining the days (yes DAYS!) before I arrived and Jamp had only been lunged and hand walked. Hence the thrown shoe on the lunge line Thursday morning. I figured it would be beneficial for all of us if my trainer got him started.
Friday was show day for us! It was supposed to be a lovely day, maybe partly cloudy... But then it rained. OH DID IT RAIN. But only for the half hour that I was on the horse. Of course.
Saturday was the remainder of our division and we showed first thing. 7:30 AM start time! Which meant a 4:00 AM wake up for me to get there and braid first.
I know you're all DYING to know which boots I wore in the show. I went with the Parlanti's. They're now officially initiated as horse show boots since they've already endured rain and mud. Sorry boots...
I can't wait to head back up on Thursday for week two! I'll try and remember to get more photos of the show grounds and race track for the full recap. This is supposed to be the last year for the show at these grounds, so I really want to show you all how beautiful it is! There are many limitations to the current grounds, which is why they are moving. But it really is a beautiful location.