Today, Amber and I drove down to Oregon, and had the pleasure of meeting Jewel, hubby Steve, and Abu aka "Booster," from 20 Meter Circle of Life, and Beth from the Dog and Pony Show. Beth beat us on mileage though; she flew out from the other "W" state...Wisconsin! Yesterday, poor Jewel and Booster rode in 105 degree weather, but thankfully today was much cooler for the competitors. I won't tell you how Jewel and Booster did, but I thought that they did wonderful on the test that I watched!
Here they are right smack in the middle of the test. My camera actually halfway cooperated with me today...only some of my pics were only blurry...not all of them!!Jewel and Booster make a great pair don't they? Collected canter....
I have always thought that Dressage horses look so happy and relaxed when they are done with their performance. They stretch out their necks and point their noses....too cute!
Jewel was quite the professional showman-I mean show woman!-and I would love to be able to come down and show with her someday. And her husband???? He tacked her horse up for her!!!! Yes ladies, it is possible!!! My hubby will drive me to a show, but that is about the extent of his help. Not that I am complaining...I need him to drive me...at least for now!
Beth was a sweetie too! I won't say what she was doing either, because I will let her blog about that :)
Oh, and did I mention that the show grounds were pretty amazing? Jewel and her husband told me that DevonWood charges $1500/month for board-that is how much my mortgage payment is!!!-but it is probably soooo worth it!
Anyway...thanks to Jewel for inviting all bloggers to come watch! It was fun to drive down there and watch horses without my kidlets!