Carmen: Oh for heaven's sake, could you make it more boring? Move over, I'll write this one.
Me: wait, what?
Carmen: *waggles hoof* go along now, those stalls are not going to clean themselves.
Me: um, but I----*Mare glare* sigh* okay
Sorry about that gentle readers. But honestly, since I was the 'star' of the show, it seems appropriate that I type it.
|me early in the morning|
Kalimo looked worried but I just rolled my eyes. Seriously, some days I'm sure she thinks she's 12. When we walked out of the barn Irish's head shot up and he dropped the hay he was eating to stare at us open mouthed.
Irish: Oh my god. WHAT IS GOING ON?
Carmen: Oh, you know, she's lost her mind again.
Apparently the dress rehearsal was a huge success. Of course it was.
|see what I mean? So.many.ruffles|
A. I had to show her all the danger spots, and she paid to no attention.
B. KALIMO KEPT BREATHING THE SAME AIR AS ME.
I know everyone things he's so handsome and sweet but I am not interested. At least not right now.
Our big number was near the end of the day, which is fitting. There were a few riders (young and old) in costumes. I have to say that this was the loudest show I'd ever attended. There was so much cheering, laughing, whistling and hooting in my life.
In our warm up I was, frankly, an angel. Don't tell my servant but I enjoyed the rustling of the fabric and the roses in my mane. So much prettier than the black and white of dressage. I like dressage but don't you think it's time to glam it up a bit?
|more interesting this way, don't you think?|
We went in and after a few technical difficulties the music started. I knew that I was on display and drank up the attention. I even forgot to be afraid at the spooky corners. But not to get after Kalimo for continuing to steal my air.
|Teresa: this photo makes me giggle so hard.|
(PC Hazel Caldwell)
At the end I didn't want to stop. Couldn't Kalimo tell that the exit was right there? But no, he had to stop and look noble. I did enjoy the cheering though. Clearly they recognized greatness when they saw it.
My servant was so happy. I guess it's not a bad idea to let her fun every once in a while.
|tone it down there missy|
|I might admit to enjoying myself. Maybe|
I know that you are dying to see the video so here it is:
Everything about this is amazing. I love it.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I had a blast. (just in case you couldn't tell)Delete
Well done! Was that you giggling as you passed the camera near the beginning?ReplyDelete
That's a big chunk of change to be raised at a horse show.
Yes, it likely was me giggling. People really went all out to get sponsors. It was awesome.Delete
You four did fantastic!!! This is the best thing I've watched at a horse show.ReplyDelete
Thank you! I would definitely do it again.Delete
Looks like you had so much fun! And thanks for Carmen's blog! She's VERY honest.ReplyDelete
Carmen is very honest. All the time. In fact, she could lie a little every now and then. We had a total blast.Delete
That's awesome! You clearly put a lot of work into this, well done!ReplyDelete
We could have used more time but we made the most of what we had.Delete
I love everything about this post!! So happy all went well, fun was had and money was raised!ReplyDelete
It was fun and beneficial- a great combination.Delete
omg this is INCREDIBLE!!! you guys look amazing, that dress, those ruffles, that MARE GLARE OMG!!! what a fun day :DReplyDelete
Haha that mare glare kills me. That dress had more ruffles then my wedding dress! I am not a fluffy dress kind of girl. It was the most fun at a show I’ve had. I think it would be a great costume for your hunter pace fun show ....Delete
Wow! I'm really impressed with the video, you four did a great job and had fun doing it. I think ruffles should be the new dress code at all shows and definitely red roses in manes!ReplyDelete
Thank you! And I would like a little more flare at dressage shows.Delete
Oh how fun! I LOVE this!ReplyDelete
It was so much fun.Delete
Fabulous! You have made some great progress with Carmen and it is wonderful that you take the time to have fun!ReplyDelete
Oh I love this so much! Such fun! And that face on C!!!ReplyDelete
I love this so much! Well done, Carmen and Teresa!! And well done to Karen and Kalimo. I died laughing at all the little quips Carmen wrote in thereReplyDelete
Super job! And I love that you were smiling and laughing throughout.ReplyDelete
Just an observation, and maybe this is deliberate, but it looks like your right stirrup is longer then the left?
Thanks! I see it too. I will have to double check next time I ride!Delete
This is awesome! And Carmen was so wonderful! (I love that she "wrote" this post too!ReplyDelete
You two look fantastic together :)ReplyDelete