It is that time of year again, it's show time.
I am leaving in just a couple of minutes with the Judson College Western Equestrian Team for our first show of the season, hosted by North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Ga. The show is actually tomorrow, but since it is a six or so hour drive from Judson we are leaving this morning so that we can take our time driving and stop along the way to eat. Once we arrive in Dahlonega we will stop by our hotel to unpack.
Depending on what time we get there, some of us will take advantage of the opportunity to go by the outlet mall, which is conveniently located behind the hotel, separated only by a parking lot. Others will just take a few hours to chill at the hotel and catch up on some much needed relaxing and homework. After everyone has had their share of shopping, we will head out to get some dinner, probably Chik-fil-a. Secretariat, a movie about a race horse, opens today, so we might hit up the movie theater as well. Then, before it gets too late, we will head back to the hotel for bed. We want to be well rested for the show.
I am really excited about this year's show season. It is my second year showing, so I think I am over those "first time" nerves and things have gone pretty well in class this week, especially today. I feel more confident this year then last year and I am more then ready to see how I am going to do. It is also going to be exciting to see how the Judson Team does this year. Our new team members are great additions to our team; they are both very good riders. I think with them along side our returning members gives us a competitive team that has a good chance of placing well as a whole.