Tomorrow kicks off our first no school day mini pony camp of the year! Here is a sneak peek of my test run of tomorrows craft. I think its pretty cute!
September was a busy month. I spent a total of a whole week in judges training. Exhausting but so worth it! I have now joined the ranks of the horsemen and women that I have looked up to most of my life. It was pretty mind blowing to be sitting in the same room with them, discussing the future of our 4-H and Oregon High School Equestrian Team Programs. I am so excited for this new journey!
Our summer culminated with the POA Regional Show! TC Tough Tigress and Tucker made a great showing in their debut to the breed show world. He finished with a Top 5 regional award.
The Lane County Fair was fantastic! Bubba was a fantastic representative for our program at Pacific Equestrian Center. He and I also nailed a Reserve Championship in English! We have not shown English since 2006!
The Sutherlin Stampede was an amazing time this summer! Tucker was just out of the money with his first rodeo barrel run on Bubba and we won the cowhide race! Look out next year!
The X team 4-H Club set 4-H fair on fire! We had the only blue ribbons given out at fair. Congrats to Talartha Parkins as Champion Showman and Julia Bramhall on Reserve Champion Showman. Tucker carried the American Flag for ceremonies.
Camp 250 was an amazing experience. By far the biggest horse camp we have done so far! Loved seeing the kids and ponies enjoying themselves! We could not have done it without all the student helpers and the help of Springfield and Thurston's Equestrian Teams.
This show marked a milestone in Tucker and I lives. I spent over 12 years in Eugene Pony Club. Tucker, Bubba and TC Tough Tigress made their competition debut here. It was a fantastic weekend. Tucker and Bubba finished the weekend with a gaming high point! Tucker and TC Tough Tigress won the performance high point. Amazing weekend to begin our summer!
November 11th brought my 29 and 7 birthday! While it presented some challenges, I was quickly reminded that I am surrounded by amazing family and friends! I have not had a birthday cake in over 20 years, but some great people made sure I did. I also received an amazing card that brought tears to my eyes. I am so grateful to be in a place that I can share my knowledge with all of you!
Halloween was a fantastic event here! We had cobwebs, food, a ton of happy kids and ponies. Here are some highlights! We had great costumes, and many fun games.