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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May. 14, 2003
    8th grade land!

    Default So Proud of my girl

    My 9 year old daughter competed in her first real show this weekend (other than walk only and lead line). She rode in the Academy division of a Saddlebred show and did fantastic. She had a great attitude (most importantly), was a good sport (congratulated the little girl who won the class) and rode really well. She sat a spook thrown in by the lesson horse, stayed on it and did not give up.

    I am so proud of her. A year ago she started riding again and has really been trying hard. It is such a different world for this dressage rider (but I love the bling!!), but if she is riding and trying hard, that is what really matters to me.

    Just had to brag.
    Member-Arab Dressage Riders Clique
    RIP Barichello

    6 members found this post helpful.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec. 31, 2012

    Default Your post made me smile :)

    Good for your daughter! She's demonstrating good horsemanship AND good sportsmanship, and having a wonderful time. It's a win-win

    She stayed on and rode it through - ATTAGIRL

    And good on you Mom for giving her the tools and opportunity.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May. 21, 2012


    Congratulations to her! I love this age and it's so full of wonderful personal growth. I also love the attitude you have as a show mom too- being proud of her grace!!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr. 6, 2006
    Plainview, MN


    Congrats! We have our first academy show of the year up here on Sunday, crossing my fingers the forecast is wrong and we don't get snow Saturday night! I hope none of my school horses pull any wily moves out of their old bones

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