Monday, May 21, 2012

The Syracuse show went very well. We left here around 5:45 in the morning, and made it to the showgrounds by 9. Off loaded everything, and hung out waiting for the Stallions class. This show has a variety of breeds going, Morgans, Saddlebreds, Half-Arabians, Hackneys and more, so he wait was not boring. It's always enjoyable getting to see other breeds strut their stuff in the ring. The Stallion class for us went very well, he behaved, and we left the ring with the blue ribbon. Then we were in for a long wait. I really wanted to enter him into the Performance Championship, and that was not going to happen until pretty late in the day. Finally, at 9:30 that night, they called us in. We had some great competition and JQ was 'on', and we came home with a Championship ribbon, a NYS Horse Breeders Assoc. cooler, and the title of 2012 NYSHBA Performance Champion. It was around 1:30 in the morning before I got to my house that night, but it was well worth it.

The weekend flew by. While I was off showing JQ, Julie was spending a nice day off with her parents who had come to visit. While they were in town, Jeff proposed, so Julie is a happy camper. :)  They have started house hunting.

My next trip is to Conn. We've a mounted shooting competition to attend, and will be at it for the entire weekend. Cardillo has been working well, and Calif is doing good too. We may be taking a couple other horses along as well to help get them acclimated to the shooting. After that we have two weeks until the Lexington show, then right on from there to the PFHA youth camp in KY.

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