I would most definitely call our first show as the Northwest Ohio Driving Circuit a success! We had a great turnout and everyone had a good time.
And best of all. . .
I drove Shyloh in the Draft Working Cart class and she did awesome! Beth rode in the cart with me, just in case. Shy was listening great and was very calm. And she was being lazy. She was walking like she had no place to go! And when it came time to trot, she was inconsistent in keeping it up, but that is okay. For our first time in an actual cart class, I could not have been happier! And we got fifth place!
That was our first ribbon ever!
We also did halter, showmanship, trail-in-hand, and line driven reinsmanship (where Shy refused to enter the arena and our circles looked like ameobas). And even though we did not place in any of those classes, we had so much fun.
We also got the Most Improved award for the show, because we drove in the cart class. A whole winter of hard work and tons of help from Jaime, Becky, and Beth, got us to this point. I will be forever grateful for them.
I didn't take nearly as many photos as I wanted, but here are some from our fantastic day!
|Line driving Shy|
|She looks sleepy|
|Practicing in the cart!|
|Pleasure driving class, Becky driving Allie|
|Pleasure driving class, Flo with Nick|
|Youth cart class, Beth and Regina with Art|
|Youth cart class, Chelsea and Cody in his three piece suit|
|Kyle and Clutch|
|Becky and Maddie driving Allie, getting ready for youth cart class|
|Shady the donkey!|
|Pretty Gypsy pony|
|Another pretty Gypsy Pony|
|Skylar the cart dog. He had so much fun, he finally passed out from exhaustion.|
|On our way to the show!|
|Grand Reserve Champion in halter! Go Jaime and Notch!|
|Youth showmanship class. Great turnout!|
|Haley rode Notch and Kyle on Clutch|