The show this weekend at Berry College went very well.
The weather was a little bit colder than any of us were expecting,so we were a little unprepared for that. Fortunately everyone had brought their team jackets, which are really nice winter jackets, so we were able to stay somewhat warm.
My mom was able to come on Saturday and since there were two shows that day, a huntseat show and a western show, she got to see me ride twice. She almost missed my first ride though, because she forgot about thetime difference between Alabama and Georgia! Thankfully, I called that morning to see where she was at and she had just enough time to leave the house and get to the show before I rode, she got there halfway through the class before mine.
For my huntseat shows ,at least, I thought that I had really good rides, but I only placed 5th in the first show on Saturday and reserved (7th) in the show afterwards. Neither ride was perfect,but I still thought I had done better than I had placed. The class that I rode in though is a very competitive class and there are around 10 riders in it, some placements really weren’t that bad. Plus, it is all just one person’s opinion.
Other team members' families came to watch also and they brought food for us for lunch. We had chilly, taco soup, brownies, chips, and an assortment of other yummy things to eat. I think we were the best fed team there! It is great to have parents and families bring us food, but even if they didn’t, we were still glad that they came. There aren’t usually a lot of people that come out to our horse shows and support the equestrian team because the shows are usually so far from campus, so it is really nice to have “fans” besides just the other members of the team.
After the western show, the girls that only ride western rode back to the school with the parents that had come, because the huntseat shows are about two and a half times longer than the western shows and there was no real point in all of us sitting around for them.
Overall it was a successful weekend.
The next show that we will ride in will be the show hosted right here on campus at Judson College. It is a very important show for us, not only because we are the hosts, but because it is the only IHSA show in the state of Alabama. The show will be on November 14 and is the same day a Judson’s scholarship day.
I hope that everyone will be able to come see at least part of the show.