What should you do when you have 2 days of PTO for a horse show that you actually ended up not entering? You obvi go any, because horse shows are soul food. Then again, if you aren’t competing because your horse got bitten by an agent of the devil and then the ensuing vet bills basically ate through your show budget for the next several months faster then my hubby runs from a cockroach- the soul food is tinged with a tiny bit of mold. Like- it’s still delish and everything you want, just with a tiny side of sadness & remorse.
I had a blast in Waco this weekend cheering on my trainer and spending time with the barn family. It made me even more excited for the day that Rio has his A show debut (stay tuned this fall). Waco shows are especially close to my heart because I spent an amazing 5 years in Waco as a Baylor student (yay super senior year 5 😂). I get all the nostalgia feels driving around town and visiting old stomping grounds.
Trainer brought several horses, as well as showing a couple of the imports she has previously sold. Ado had his show debut in the US and he rocked it- winning reserve in the 2’3 and champion in the 2’6. Go Ado!
Gimmy (who sold earlier this year and is loving being the best adult ammy horse ever) also put in some lovely rounds in the 3ft hunters.
The Amazing Cascai had an awesome go of it this week for his debut in the 1.20- topping the field for a blue ribbon on Thursday, getting 7th in the 1.20 classic Saturday against a competitive field, and overall reserve champ for the 1.20 division. He jumped incredible, and is going to be hard to beat once he gets a few more show miles under his belt. Go Cascai!
Tomorrow is the big move to the new facility, so I should have plenty of media for posts this week. Rio’s leg looks incredible- it’s actually scabbing over finally! I’m hoping to get the ok from the vet to start lightly riding him again this week!!
Thanks again for all the good jingles and juju!!!