Sunday, April 12, 2009

KMSHA Junior Robinson Memorial Horse Show

Even with the gloomy skies and bad weather warnings, the Junior Robinson Memorial Horse Show at the Horse Park began with only slight a delay on Friday. Randy and Regina Jones were here all the way from Conway, AR. Tim and Marcia Spencer from Georgetown joined us and Nancy Copland came on Saturday. Regina was excited to be showing their 3 year old colt, RPM Squirrel's Blackfoot herself for the first time. Marcia has been taking lessons on Stormy and decided that she was ready to show too. Robert recommended the novice trail class where the ladies did a great job! They were well prepared and confident. Regina placed second and Marcia placed third. Congratulations ladies! They went on to show in the amateur class. Nancy showed Stormy in the amateur championship and placed third in tough competition. Way to go! We took 7 horses and they all placed in their classes. Congratulations to Silver Sundown for his outstanding performances. He won the trail pleasure stallions class, placed 3rd in conformation, 2nd in trail obstacle and western. He also placed 3rd in the trail pleasure championship. His success allowed him to place reserve for the Junior Robinson Memorial Award for stallions. Mike did a great job on Sonny's Smokey Mountain placing 3rd in his under saddle class and trail obstacle which also led to a reserve placement for the mares/geldings division of the same award. We were really impressed with Squirrel's performance this weekend. It was his first show this year and he was so steady on the rail it was hard to believe. In his first open four gait class he received a unanimous first place tie from all three judges. Charlie rode Highland's Poudre Bell (her first show ever) to place second in the four gait class and fourth in her under saddle class. Another 'newbie' was Highland's Poudre Java. Mike rode him to a third place tie in his trail pleasure class. Pepper's Capital Venture also showed well placing fifth in a tough three year old gelding/mare class. It's cool to watch the young ones grow and develop. We had a good time visiting with everyone in spite of some rain and and cold temperatures.

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