I've actually already blogged about 4th grade before when I wrote about a time I got in trouble. But this time I want to write about my first horse show.
When we moved from Glade Springs to Marion, Virginia, I switched from taking western riding lessons to english. I went to a place that had American Saddlebreds and Tennessee Walking horses. My favorite horse was a large bay Tennessee Walker named Ballerina. She was smooth to ride and well-tempered. And beautiful.
I believe we borrowed the riding clothes I wore for the show. I'm guessing it was just a walk and trot class, because I don't think I learned how to canter until we'd moved to Roanoke and I started riding hunters.
Here I am on Ballerina - a lot of horse for a little girl:
I won two ribbons with Ballerina - a 2nd place and a 4th place ribbon.
It was really fun, and some of my relatives came in to watch the show.
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Those are great photos..what a lucky kid you were! :)
That is a great memory!And you are cute as a button riding that horse!
I bet you were smiling all the way through! What a neat memory. :)
i wish i'd have had the chance to ride as a youngster - before i had a chance to develop fear. :)
Congrats on the two ribbons!
What a beautiful mare! And you look so cute as a little girl on such a big horse! That must've been so much fun having family there to watch.
Being around real horses would have been my idea of the perfect girlhood. I had a pretend horse though-but I don't think I ever rode it in a horse show:)
Thanks for sharing your pictures-and congratulations on those two ribbons!
Man - you have just loved the outdoors and animals all your life. Those are great memories and pictures.
I have an unreal fear of horses. So I consider you truly a brave girl!!!
What a fabulous memory! Beautiful.
You were living every girl's dream on that horse!
Your mom is just beautiful! She glows with an inner beauty and joy. And I loved the story of the scavenger hunt and your stay at your grandparents. You were so little to be on that big horse!!! Were you scared at first? I have never been to a horse show, though there are many around here. I want to go to one, maybe this summer.
When I was little my dad would take me to the rodeo. They always had kids first. I wanted to be them!
Aw. She is a beautiful horse. What a fantastic memory.
This made me smile Lisa. I remember my first horse show. I wish I had pictures. You are very lucky to have all those pictures from your childhood.
Great memory post. I just realized I don't remember the name of my favorite horse - a gorgeous, all white, and gentle girl though.
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