2011 RMHA International
September 12-17
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, Kentucky
Snickerdoodles & I took first place in the: 9+ Years Amateur
Owned & Trained Show Pleasure class.  How exciting for us!!  
Can't believe we did it all from the ground up!
Photo by Castle Photography
Snickerdoodles & I took second place in
the: 9+ Years Western class.  I didn't ride
in that championship class though, as I had
another one back to back (with my english
attire), so I had to pass.  She handled nicely!
Photo by Castle Photography
Snickerdoodles & I rode in a couple of
Amateur Trail Pleasure classes.  We placed
in the classes, but there were so many good
horses in those big classes.  I'm happy she
did a great job and payed attention to me as
we rode!
Photos by Castle Photography
Jenna's Bonny Belle & I rode in a few
Amateur Trail and Country Trail Pleasure
classes.  We didn't place in the classes, but
again, there were so many great horses that
the Amateurs rode.  Belle relaxed the
second day of competition, so I'm thrilled
with her performance.
Photos by Castle Photography
My favorite ribbon is the purple 7th place ribbon that Snickerdoodles & I
won in the Adult Trail Obstacle class.  Lots of great horses & professional
trainers--30 horses competed in the class, so I'm thrilled to have gotten a
7th place ribbon!  Our biggest mistake was in the sidepass over a log (as
she ticked the log, darn it!).  
Bob taking a break near our stall setup on the first
day.  It was a long, 3 day trip to get to Kentucky!
I exercised Nikki & Belle out on the Kentucky
Horse Park cross country course.  Those are
some HUGE jumps that the girls are standing in
front of!!  I couldn't imagine jumping over them!
We drove the golf cart to the main area of the
horse park one day, and took a picture in front
of the Morgan horse statue
Early morning at the
Kentucky Horse Park
This year Bob & I celebrated two anniversaries:
Our marriage, as well as our first foray into owning
Rocky Mountain horses!  Bob asked me what I
wanted for an anniversary present, and so I decided
that I wanted to show at the RMHA International
show, in order to see how much I'd progressed on
my own with our gaited horses.  He agreed, and so
we made our way out to Kentucky to go play with
the "Big Boys"!  It was an exiting (and exhausting)
trip for the horses and us, but well worth our time.  
We came home with a blue ribbon, a couple of
seconds and placed in other classes.  What a trip!!  I
got an education about what I need to work on in
my horse program, and am excited about going
back sometime in the future.  Whoo Hoo!!
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