Therefore, I was unable to compete and did not qualify on the flat. Oh well. However, I am now going to Nationals in the O/F class! So instead of going to the IHSA show, I ended up helping out at the MD Spring Festival at the PG Equestrian Center with a few of our riders. They were showing in the covered arena. After a very long day (I started at 4am to braid the pony and two horses) and not getting back to the barn til 7:30pm, I promptly drove up to the house, showered and passed out...zzzz....
Woke up the next day, rode Mr. Ronin, then carpooled to the Regional show on Sunday. Since I was already at the barn, I was picked up by friend's parents and off to the show. It was quite short and the show didn't start til 11am (yay!!!). Many of the classes only had 1-2 riders qualify, so those classes did not run as those riders were going straight to Zones. Only 1 fences class and 3 flat classes had more than 2 riders, so it was a quick show (over at noon). The rider I was supporting rode well and ended up third in her first Regionals class ever (in the largest class - 7). Happy she rode well, but unfortunately, you have to be 1st or 2nd to move on to Zones. So I will be going to Zones next weekend without them (which is sad because I have had so much fun with them this year). But the good thing is I will be carpooling with the other alumni and one of her riders so we can share gas and hotel. It will be a fun weekend and I am very excited :)
Long weekend with lots of weather. So much rain and now it's snowing again!
|Rain/Snow outside my window|