Loving The Loot
Saddle Seat Wednesday
Winter Tournament Ribbon Math
Advanced Horsemanship Adult
2 + 4 = 3
Advanced Equitation Adult
2 + 4 = 4
Advanced Pleasure Adult
4 + 5 = 4
1 + 1 = 1 (Greg)
2 + 2 = 2 (Katherine)
In other words, my high-point haul for the 2015-2016 Winter Tournament was a third place and two fourths. Because of the accident [Report, Not], I only attended two of the three shows. I projected receiving more pastels. So, am I pleased that I did better than I expected? Have you MET me?
On the upside, by placing well enough when I did show & by showing in a fourth division, I was High Point Adult for Stepping Stone Farm. (Each farm is awarded HP Adult & Youth. I tell you, saddle seat folks are awesome about loot.) For the third year in a row! Would have been four, but they didn’t award them in 2013.
Photo of me from the banquet, looking inordinately pleased with my High Point jacket.
As soon as I got in the car, I sent brag pix. (Note the dog hair mere seconds after coming in contact with the seat.)
Yes, I am that, um, young at heart.
Greg won a boot bag for the Driving Championship. I will valiantly keep on eye on it until such time as he needs it for his own show boots. What can I say, I’m selfless like that.
My Academy Award
Silver Medal from the ASHA
The American Saddlebred Horse Association runs a medal awards program. It is more of a participation award than a performance award. One point for showing up, second point for a ribbon. Since the classes are split if they get large, Academy riders usually come home with two ribbons per show, chance of a third if there is a Championship class. With a streak of blues, a rider can qualify in as few as three shows. Even a bless-their-heart rider should earn a medal with a moderately active show year. I think that’s sweet for what is essentially a youth award.
First year is bronze. Second year, silver, Third year, gold. I have not mention this before because our bronze medals got lost in the mail. The ASHA swears they were sent. Next year, gold!