The Other Championships

So apparently I haven’t mentioned my other Championship show on the blog. I have been so busy worrying about getting down to the bigger Championships that I guess I just haven’t really thought about this one too much. It is the Thursday Night Dressage (TND) Championships. Because I did those Thursday night shows at the start of the season I qualified for the Championship Show. I think it is really nice of them to do championships because the traditional TND shows are not placed. That means no ribbons! For a ribbon junkie like me it is a real bummer.

So I think one of the reasons that I have not written about the show until now (it is next week) is because I am not sure if I am going to be able to attend. I really want to, but I have to work. I could never justify taking off of work for a horse show so I have to hope that they put my division at a time that is late enough for Lucky and I to get there! I asked for an after 6 time, but if I hustle and drive my trailer to work I could probably do a 5:30 or later time. Fingers crossed that I get a time I can do.

Lucky and I have been working hard. Even though Dom and CP are going to kick our butts, I still feel confident that Lucky and I will do well. I think that with the way she is going we could get a nice score in the upper 60%s, which will also help our chance at a year end for the Local Show Ground. We have been working on being much more consistent, which I think the judges will appreciate.

I also have a show the Saturday after that so on a totally different note I wanted to ask for your thoughts. I think I know what I am going to do, but it doesn’t hurt to hear what other people have to day.

I want to braid Lucky for Championships. Since time is already going to be an issue I will have to braid her on Wednesday. I could do yarn braids which would last through Saturday. That would mean Lucky would have her mane braided from Wednesday night through Saturday lunch time. I think that is too long. She is not a roller, nor does she rub out her braids, but I just feel like that would be itchy! I am bringing it up though because next week is going to be CRAZY for me. While showing on Thursday and Saturday I am also going to have to figure out a way to work 65 hours. It will all get done (I am officially not doing ANYTHING next Sunday) so if I have to pull the braids and re-braid the next that that is what I have to do, but I am wondering if other people have had the same situation and that they have done.

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One thought on “The Other Championships

  1. If you get an earlier ride time than me, we can talk to J and see if she wants to swap us. I’m pretty flexible and I want to see you and Lucky there (although I’ll be in trouble if you score upper 60’s… this will be the first time CP shows at the canter).

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