Changing Of The Guard, ASHAA Banquet

Adventures in Saddle Seat

Enjoy the ride.


American Saddlebred Horse Association of Alabama Banquet
Stone Bridge Farms
Cullman AL USA
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Year-End Awards for 2019 Show Season
Academy WTC Adult Equitation: 3rd of 5
Academy WTC Adult Showmanship: 4rd of 5

For the first time in seven years, the length of time I have been showing Saddlebreds, I was not the Champion in my Adult divisions, nor the Adult Academy Highpoint. I handled it better than you might think, given my competitiveness and my oft-stated infatiation with show satin.

First off, I had to see it coming. I went to four ASHAA shows last year. This is not the schedule of which champions are made.

Second, the titles were won by a rider from Stepping Stone Farm. So I could happily cheer them on. Go Team!

Finally. I really want to be showing my own horses over in the jumping side of the world. Last year, Milton and Rodney and I took our first steps in that direction. This cut into my time to go gallivanting with the Saddlebreds. Ideally, I would have compensated for the decrease in year-end ribbons from the saddle seat folks with an increase in year-end ribbons from hunter/jumpers &/or eventers. Maybe next year.

Saddlebred? Alabama [back]? There are times I wonder about the turns my life has taken.

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Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

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