W/T Coke Race - This is the first time Alaina rode Jude: she hopped up and went right in to compete!
Eq. Over Fences: As with their first show together, in this one Alaina wanted to do another class, but all that was left were the over fences classes. She hadn't gone over anything bigger than a groundpole before she went into the warm-up, but we knew Jude would take care of her, and he did: they won both their classes!
Hunter Over Fences: (Well, OK, more like Hunter BETWEEN Fences at this particular moment in time...) This was also the first time Alaina had cantered (it wasn't required for the class, but she decided to try it anyway), and she liked it so much that after the show we all stuck around and she practiced some more just for fun!
W/T Gymkhana - It's not all about the ribbons, but they do add some fun!
W/T Flag Race - This is their second show together; Carrie rides English, so Jude was introducing her to gymkhana AND western at the same time.
Giving a ride to a young beach-goer
Warming up for leadline
This is one of my Favorite Pictures Ever: Justice (age 2) riding, with Georgia (age 6) leading.
Scurry (leadline!) - The hardest part was that I kept tripping on my pants' cuffs...
Costume: Ridin' on the Peace Train!
Fun Show: Georgia's first show with Jude off the lead!
Parent/Groom Leadline - Plus a little sister, of course
Jude proving to Georgia that these little speedbumps are no big deal (they would make their over-fences debut together a few months later).
Leadline - Another of Jude's qualifications for sainthood: willing to appear in public in hot pink...
Leadline - I'd look like I didn't want my picture taken, too, if you dressed me like that!
W/T Command - Winter shows are great fun, too!
Showmanship - One of my favorite pictures ever!
Justice and Jude (and Jennie) strolling around before "Off the Lead" Equitation.
"Warming up" for Off-the-Lead Equitation
Off-the-Lead Equitation - Justice's and Jude's first show together
W/T - Waiting for the reverse
Almost ready to head over to the dressage ring
Practicing Intro B in the warm up
Some last-minute advice before competition
USDF Intro B - Georgia's first dressage test
Warming up for stadium (yep, I know her stirrups are uneven - she was trotting over to me to fix them when the pic was snapped!)
Warming up for stadium
I'll follow you...
Jude's idea of heaven: a pile of hay and a trio of kids.
First ride together
Holy snowbanks, Batman!
Their first show together, and they took home a first, a second, and two thirds!
Learning to sit the big Thoroughbred trot!
W/T - In the line-up
This is her first time jumping EVER - doesn't she look great?!
Untacking the boy
Darn those tricky buckles!
Someone is feeling opinionated today... ;-)
Everybody loves Jude! :-)
Kisses for Jude
Trotting with Kaiya
Nice halt, guys!