Observations from CTHJA Summer Circuit 2

Observations from CTHJA Summer Circuit 2

This past Saturday I spent another day at the horse show cheering on friends and taking pictures.  Each summer circuit show has a special Saturday night class, and this weekend was the jumper classic.  It’s a big deal to us with a satin obsession, because they award giant beautiful neck ribbons.

And who doesn’t want to win giant beautiful neck ribbons?

As always, it was nice to observe the horse show from a spectator’s point of view.

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Some horses just need to be dipped in gold almost immediately out of the womb.

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A spirited horse and a spirited rider make for a fiery combination.  Sometimes it’s hot and sometimes it’s cold, but it’s always something special. (Notice the broken breast plate!  He busted it jumping which is a first I’ve seen, ha)

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The smaller and fancier the pony, the bigger the potential for ‘tude.  It’s a good kid that sticks through pony ‘tude and is mature throughout it.

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The best way to train a dog is to stick them at a horse show for four days.

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Jumpers really aren’t about going “fast”, but about being technical.

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The best show horses never stop enjoy showing.  They kind of know that they’re fantastic.

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When the going get tough, the tough get going.

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We should never forget to be excited!  It’s not about winning, but winning is kind of awesome.

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Still no substitution for hard work 🙂

21 thoughts on “Observations from CTHJA Summer Circuit 2

  1. I love your photos and observations! And I think Wiz is such a good show pony because he shows up and knows what it is and LOVES it. Every show we get to he gets more and more in-tune (and full of himself). He very much loves all of the attention 🙂 (He thinks horse show weekends are ALL about him! I mean, three days of nothing but pets and praises and lots of attention- sounds good ha). Sunday morning he was napping and all I had to do was pull out the cross-country boots and he saw them and started prancing around his stall pawing (which he had not done ALL weekend, and didn’t do after our ride). Such a smarty pants! But good, because his mother is also very competitive and loves showing… lol. Good when the personalities match 😉

    And I still really want a neck ribbon!

  2. My puppy and my neck ribbon all in one post? Woohoo! It was definitely fun just to do the classic, let alone to get a ribbon. Val is such a joy to ride. I guess that’s pretty evident on my face though.

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