Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Show Report: Dartmouth hunter/jumper

Armani and I went to our first hunter/jumper show at Dartmouth Riding Center. We'd been there before for a dressage show. I think Armani remembered the place.

It was a very hot day. Between rounds, horses and riders were lining up in the shade of the trees. Armani was very relaxed; a little too relaxed. I had to really keep him motivated. A few people complimented my "quiet" and "seasoned" show horse. My horse is a quiet campaigner? Surely someone had slipped him a few beers.

My long suffering husband accompanied us. He took photos. Afterwards, I reviewed them. My butt... my butt over a jump... my butt leaning into the trailer... my butt over another jump...

"It was boring." he said. I'll spare you those photos. Here is one of the front of us.

We got one 2nd, two 4ths, and two 6ths. There were a good number of riders in our cross-rail division on good horses. So I was pretty proud. I like the farm and the friendly atmosphere. We plan to go back.


Anonymous said...

How fun! And congratulations to you and your horse!

Grey Horse Matters said...

Congratulations on your wins. Sounds like you and Armani had a fun day.

Net said...

How fun!

I went to Dartmouth/was on the IHSA team there, so it's great to see posts from someone showing there! Sometimes I miss it there... it sure is gorgeous, and it was nice being able to ride all winter!