On Monday, the small squeaky kid competed in a day-long horse show. She competed in a walk trot event and cross-country, coming in second in both and placing second overall in her class. It was a great day for a hard working little girl and her pony Clifford (show name: Devil in Disguise).
The small kid wrote this about her competition day:
Clifford refused a jump and I fell off.
It was hot and I got sunburned.
I have been practicing since late February.
Grooming him took a long time.
A friend came over to help prepare for the show.
Congrats to Small Squeaky Kid and Clifford. Love the action shots.
Big congratulations to this hard working team, with best wishes for continuing success in the future: ) And kudos on the great photos, too! (Mom?; )
Thanks – I’m not sure if I took all of these. I did hand the camera to another family member at some point. Possibly I took none of them..
Certainly sounds like this “small kid” and Clifford remained determined! Great day for them! 🙂
She’s been told that you need too fall off a horse 1000 times to really be a rider – and is working her way towards that goal. She’s pretty fearless.
I had a feeling she was “fearless” from your post! Good for her! I also smiled as I read. I lived on a small farm and as a kid, I remember our horse bucking me off…a couple times…and that was it! I admired from a far and left that challenge for my sister! 🙂
What a great result for all that hard work you must both be so proud. I love that name Devil in Disguise – there is a little bit of devilment in Cliffords eyes! I only ever jumped over a pole laid on the ground and nearly fell off – needless to say after that I stuck to hacking – I was never made to be a jumper so she has my admiration especially if she continued after falling off. Well done.
He is a little devilish – she does well to keep him in line most of the time. He likes to jump, but I wasn’t close enough to get any photos of him making a real effort at the jumps, unfortunately.
I have a niece who does dressage (?spelling) Is what your daughter does the same? People may think it’s easy but it is definitely not .. Congratulations to her…. Diane
Yes, it is dressage. She works pretty hard at it, and takes lessons twice a week. She enjoys it.
You’ll have to come up with a new name for Small Squeaky Kid; it looks like she’s really growing up. Great results and great photos!
I might have to start calling her the medium kid. Or tall kid version 2.0. I was thinking that the pony is starting to look small next to her.
she looks so regal in her formal riding clothes–congrats on getting second–with hard work (and sunburn etc) comes rewards
She cleans up nicely, doesn’t she? Considering the mud all around us that day, it’s amazing that the pants and pony remained white until the end of the dressage test.
She looks really comfortable on her pony; what a great day for her after all that hard work.
What fun the Squeaky kid must have had and what a beautiful horse. Is this her first time competing? How are u?? Back to work yet?? I’m due for another Tysabri treatment next week. Also was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea. My sister was diagnosed a few months ago. Couldnt let her and my 2 brothers hog all the apnea glory so i completed the 4 pack. Think it is helping my fatigue.
She has competed before, but only a couple of times. I’m not back at work yet, still riding out the exacerbation, thanks for asking.
Well done to the squeaky kid on placing second, Clifford looks like a beautiful pony! Great action shots, when I take ones of my daughter doing jumps, they end up like a blur!! 🙂
My photos are usually blurred too – someone else took the jump shot. It turned out great.
oh my goodness, I’m super impressed with her jumping on that horse! Amazing girl!!!
I’m pretty impressed too – you wouldn’t catch me on the back of a horse (and the horses thank me for that).
Wow, jumping! I’ve ridden only a couple of times and found it quite scary. Jumping? – congratulations – and I love the photos too, whoever took them! 🙂
You wouldn’t ever catch me trying it either – but she is young and it is amazing the poise and confidence that she has gained from her riding.
That is lovely to hear. 🙂
You captured some beautiful photos of her riding! Congratulations to her.
Hello Heidi, Hoping you had a good summer and are ready for Fall. Thinking of you!
Well done. She is a beautiful rider, I watched the video on the next blog post.