We had lots of hot dusty fun at the horse show! I enjoyed seeing how all of our horse club members have come so far with their horses, and they show such neat teamwork. Our horse club, the North Wind Riders, had the best placings in the whole show. Cool!
Chena and Penelope entered lots of classes. Chena did mostly English classes, with lots of jumping (of course!) and Penelope entered Mukluk in Halter Geldings, and Summer in Western classes and trail class.
It was especially a HUGE treat for us, because Lex was home to see his sisters do the show! He has finished his four year tour in Germany, and is on his way to Korea next. He is amazed at how his sisters have grown up since he went away. We were all SO happy to have him there!!
Another WONDERFUL part of the show is that Michael's dad, Grandpa Jim was here from Washington!! He is a horse trainer, he breeds cutting horses, and we call him our "walking horse encyclopedia" because he is such a wealth of knowledge. I enjoy him so much, and Michael and I sit and pick his brain for hours on various horse topics.
Penelope and Mukluk in halter class
Chena and Whisper, in a cloud of dust. Kind of ethereal, huh?
Some of our horse club buddies
Chena in Western class on Whisper
Penelope in Trail class
Penelope and Mukluk with judges. She won sixth place with our little boy...
Lex and Chena
Horses lined up for judging