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Shameless brag - 1st show in 12+ years

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  • Shameless brag - 1st show in 12+ years

    Finally got back into riding about a year and a half ago and it's been a long, LONG process overcoming some serious fear/confidence issues. I swore I'd never jump again, but with the help of an awesome trainer with a talent for working with re-riders (shout out: Ryan Miller in Phoenix, AZ!) I made it to my first show in over 12 years. It went great! It was a local show up in Flagstaff. We did the Adult Medal, which we won all 3 days, plus the Regular Child/AA Hunters and Eq. The first day we were reserve in hunters and champion in Eq, the second day we were champion in hunters and reserve in Eq and the 3rd day we were just plain tired.

    October will be the beginning of a heavy schedule of rated shows, so I plan to do another local or two before then to tune up. Still have a long way to go, but I never thought I'd even sit on a horse again, much less kick butt at a show.

    Pics here
    dream it. achieve it. eff the odds.

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  • #2
    Great job!!! Pics are lovely! How high were you jumping? You and your horse are a beautiful pair. Last pic is really cute!!


    • #3
      wow, good for you! you look great!


      • #4
        Congrats! Please pass some of that confidence my direction! 8 years off riding and 10 from jumping. I'm having a hard time getting passed 2 ft!


        • #5
          Congratulations! You're an inspiration to the rest of us who are re-riders; in my case, OLD; and terrified.
          "I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay."
          Thread killer Extraordinaire


          • #6
            That is wonderful, and you guys look AWESOME!

            An inspiration to anyone that has a riding goal, too.
            It can be done, and done with style!
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            Boy Wonderhttp://tiny.cc/G9290
            The Hana is nuts! NUTS!!http://tinyurl.com/SOCRAZY


            • #7
              Congratulations!! Looking at the pictures of you and hearing your success makes me more hopeful for getting back to the level I want to be at! I just started riding again after ~5 year hiatus, having ridden for 9 years, and I'm still getting frustrated with myself after 6 months of lessons for still struggling with my seat/leg position.

              You and your horse look like a gorgeous pair! He has such a nice jump and an adorable expression over the fence


              • #8
                Originally posted by sara View Post
                Congratulations!! Looking at the pictures of you and hearing your success makes me more hopeful for getting back to the level I want to be at! I just started riding again after ~5 year hiatus, having ridden for 9 years, and I'm still getting frustrated with myself after 6 months of lessons for still struggling with my seat/leg position.

                You and your horse look like a gorgeous pair! He has such a nice jump and an adorable expression over the fence
                Don't give up. It takes a little longer but it will come back. :-)
                You don't scare me. I ride a MARE!


                • #9
                  You look fantastic, very inspiring for the first show back! Also, golly, one or two of those oxers look big for the adults (I've got my weenie glasses on!) GOOD FOR YOU!
                  "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"


                  • #10
                    Congrats girl! Looks like you got some great pics too!


                    • #11
                      Congratulations!! You look great in every single photo.. WOW... I know for me that's not an easy thing to do let alone kick some bootay.

                      Cute horse too!!!
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