Sorry didnt get any pics as just me and my friend went and were both in the same class, have a few from the day before that Im trying to upload now.
Went to a show at Penistone - about half an hour drive from my yard. Bertie was raring to go on our yard and as soon as he saw the trailor was jumping around like a loon, he LOVES going out bless him.
Got there, unloaded, they were both chilled. Really nice place we went to, was just a 'Fun Show' so no pressure (theoretically lol). The classes were running really late and I'd been sat on Bertie an hour and a half by the time we came to do the class, so we just decided to do the one as it was really hot and they were both pretty bored. Bertie warmed up pretty crap so I wasnt expecting much, he was hot and bothered and laaazzy.
We did the 'Have a go showing senior' class - which is basically a showing class for adults where you walk and trot as a group then in your individual show you can canter if you want - but dont have to.
There was 11 in the class, all the classes were huge. In the group trot he was fab...... because he was steaming round after the horse in front!!!! But I used it to my advantage and made him work into it, got a lovely contact and he felt great.
I managed to get myself near the front of the line up so I was 3rd to do my individual because I dont want to stand round any longer than I had to.
If I'm honest, at the time, I didnt think my show was up to much. He walked, trotted and cantered on both reins, was quite lazy but well controlled. I kept a contact but he didnt get a nice outline like he did in the group part. I just made the show up as I went along, I just knew I had to keep in short becuase he was being lazy, and I didnt want to bore the judge to death. Was impressed with his centre line trot and trot to halt transition at the end though.
My friend did a brilliant show, I thought she would win or get second at least.
Sooooooooo we set of walking round, I thought the standard was pretty good for a novice showing class. They only placed to 6th and really didnt know what to expect.
They called first place..... girl with a big hunter type. Went really nice, I was hoping my friend would get called next. Then I hear.... 'In second place, Amanda Murfitt with Bertie Bassett' - shock is a major understatment, I dont think Ive been so happy and overwhelmed in a long time - all for a second placing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I stood next to the girl who won with a big daft grin, tryng to control happy tears, hugging my little man.
My friend came 4th so we had a brilliant day.
They were both so well behaved, anything on top of the horses behaving is always a bonus for us so we were very happy.