I am not happy AT ALL with how my 2011 show season went. I rode in 1 show, and only ended up even going to 2. I only earned 5 ribbons, two 4ths, a 3rd, a 2nd and a 1st. I tired though. I really did. I mean, look at my show season…
Started working with TM in May
June 25th – We showed In Hand at the fun show.
July 23rd – We were entered for a dressage show, but I decided to scratch after many days of record heat with the light time lows still staying in the 80s. I didn’t want to kill TM. I had planned on going but when I went to get my trailer all of the horses were clearly showing signs of dehydration so it wasn’t worth it. So that was one show I had prepared for and even woke up early for but did not attend.
August 6th – Entered for a dressage show and even had the Young Rider going with me. This time I actually was on my way to the show before I had to scratch. I had a MAJOR TIRE BLOWOUT on the highway going 70+Mph.
October 1st – Wanted to go to the Fun Show. Got all ready to go to the show including finishing up my Halloween costume only to get a text at 5:30 am saying that they were postponing the show to a later date.
October 22nd – The dressage show at the local show grounds. Our only riding show this year.
October 29th – Entered for the DCF show, and even got the horse ready and had my trainer at the barn before it SNOWED.
I give up. I tried to go to 6 shows this year but because of circumstances beyond my control we only got to 2 of them. .3333 is not a good show percentage record!