Well what can I say...other than chuffed doesn't come into it and I was an emotional wreck!
Ballymena show was a huge success for all our entries. I was still so very poorly and as a result have since slept for 17 out of 19 hours! It was a busy and at times stressful day as we had class clashes and lots going on!
Nancy won her M&M in hand class and was 4th in her first ever Connemara Novice Ridden class. Whilst I was pleased her way of going our canter transitions let us down.
Ana did her first ever show on Nancy coming 2nd in a big Family Pony class. Thrilled with both of them.
Next was Ana on Daphne in the child handler class. With gates to open, tractors to pass and fake grass to walk on to name a few obstacles I was so happy to hear they came second! I at that time was getting Momo ready.
Lastly and due to class clashes we were very late to Momo's Open Working Hunter. This was her first competition since Tyrella 2 and for me a test to see how she was after injury and before RDS qualifiers. I'd hoped for a relaxing warm up, but she was pretty much thrown in!
However I need not have worried...to say she was delighted to be out was an understatement and she proved it by jumping one of the best rounds I have ever felt over a tough track. We were pulled in 1st and remained there winning the class!! I was totes emosh lol. Judges loved her and I was very proud.
Amazingly we were also pulled in overall Working Hunter Reserve Champion too!
Unfortunately with the running and rushing, multiple pony holding, class swapping we really have nothing on film! Cry! So if anyone was there and knows of anyone taking pictures of any of the rings please let me know! I'm going to trawl Facebook to try and find any photographers!
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