This weekend was our first and second show of the semester. We had 2 western shows in one day. The shows were hosted by Georgia Tech and took place at Linda's Riding School in Conyers, Ga.
I think we all had a pretty good time. It could have been a little more enjoyable though if the weather had been nicer. It was cold the whole time and got colder as the day went on. It was windy which made things a little interesting in the show ring - wind seems to make horses a little friskier - and it rained/snowed/sleeted on and off all day. Thankfully, the show was under a covered arena so we didn't have to actually ride in the rain and such, but we did have to walk back and forth to the van in it. It could have been worse though so I won't complain.
The show did go well, though. We tied for high point team with Berry College in the first show and tied for reserve high point team with North Georgia in the second show. So, overall, we did very well. It helped that we had our three new team members: Lindy, Meagan, and Megan showing with us (to learn more about the new team members, please see my previous blog "We Are Glad You Joined"). A couple of them were a little bit nervous during their first time, but for their first show they did very well. Plus, they had awesome team members singing to them from the rail! :)
Everyone else had a pretty good show, too. I feel like I could have done better myself, but everyone has good days and some, not as good days. I will just have to work to make improvements for next time.
Next weekend is the UGA show and will be two huntseat shows in two days. I will let everyone know how it goes. Until then, try to stay warm.