Our local show circuit is called CenTX, which stands for Central Texas Hunter Jumper Association. Austin is different from what I was used to in Raleigh as far as the show scene goes. In Raleigh, you could take your pick in any given month from a selection of open shows, hunter/jumper schooling shows, and C or A hunter/jumper shows in the surrounding area. In Austin while we are lucky to have a good hunter/jumper scene, the choice is TSSA (classy schooling shows) and CenTX.
CenTX shows are really competitive. Even though only a handful of them are C rated, each show has large divisions with lots of great competitors. Basically, I need to step up my game this summer in order to be competitive 🙂
I’ll stop boring you with the details of our show circuits and show you what everyone loves… Pictures! This past weekend I went to watch riders from my new and former barn compete in the jumper divisions at Manor Equestrian Center.
This gray had a beautiful canter. He was fun to photograph.
Turn out at these shows is just as nice as any AA show I’ve been to.
This pinto pony was adooooooorable!
This mare from my barn swept all three of her classes and totally loved her job that day!
Bubba, a horse from my old barn, shows off his OTTB gear.
This horse from my barn is pretty special to me but I’ll have to explain why in another post!
My favorite photo of the day.
Love a pretty monogram!
Go pony, go!
The show was a lot of fun to watch and made me want to get back out in the ring… But the jumpers looked scary. Think we’ll stick to hunters for now 🙂 What’s your local show circuit that you aspire to?