Tuesday, April 17, 2018

RMSF Performance recap

On Saturday, I took my three-mane Purdy pony and a mountain of tack, props and dolls to the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds for Heather Malone's big Rocky Mountain Spring Fling show.
I showed Olivia in eleven Other Performance classes, 
ten English classes (I forgot to take pictures of Jumper and Dressage)... 
and ten Western classes. 
That was way too many tack changes, but my efforts were rewarded with three sectional champion ribbons and the overall division title. Hurray!
Sandy Sanderson showed her jumper, Better Than Sex, in almost as many classes. He won almost as many ribbons as Olivia, and swept the sectional and division reserve championships.
I love showing with Sandy. She is an amazing performance shower. No one else pushes and inspires me more.
Usually this would be the end of the story, but Heather's shows always include a Best in Show award. All the day's champions are brought back to the show table, and then Heather makes her selection. 
 Holy crap! Olivia won top honors!
Here's a shot of all my Rocky Mountain Spring Fling loot. I had a very good day. 
Thank you so much to everyone who helped me with my performance plan, especially Tiffany who created the world's most perfect performance pony. Thanks also to Erin for judging and Heather for being the best show host ever!

5 comments:

  1. I think that many tack changes would actually kill me. You are a brave woman!

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    1. I am glad I did it, but yeah, that was TOO MUCH. It will be a long, long time before I ever attempt something like that again.

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  2. Congratulations! I love your purdy new performance pony, and it's so clever how her two loose manes can make it seem like she's cantering at different speeds!

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  3. Sandy really named a horse Better Than Sex? Wow. Great job managing all those tack changes.

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    1. Does that surprise you? It did not surprise me. Lol.

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