Every year we conduct two shows for the people who board or take lessons here – an informal show in the spring and a more formal show in the fall. These shows prepare students for other competitions and provide feedback for more practice in areas of need. We bring in an experienced, impartial equine judge to evaluate and score the participants.
Six ribbons are awarded in each event, including ones for Champion and Reserve Champion. People of all ages compete, with horses and riders grouped according to ability.
Everyone had a great time at our May schooling show. We had a big turnout of riders, along with an appreciative audience to cheer them on. The weather cooperated, too – a beautiful morning! Riders and horses demonstrated skills at both flat ground work and jumping, all the way up to 3’ 3”. This is one of the highlights of our year, and the May show once again gave us an opportunity to get together, have fun, and enjoy one of the things that we all love most.
Photos below by Cerella Chandra Photography.