Todays photos are of the horse show. Before I get into content, I will say that I am bummed that I did not have my max zoom lens on my camera. I am really liking the way the photos turn out with the "super zoom lens". And another biggie. I did not use my action setting on my camera. Clearly not thinking there. I was to nervous watching my girls I guess.
The girls belong to a saddle club and once a month there is a speed show. They run through different patterns on horseback. They compete for the fastest time. This was our first horse show this year and the girls did fantastic! They both moved up a division this year so they were really nervous going into this one.
Julia went from the small fry division to junior division. She was very nervous to do this because "All the girls ride so fast." Well, Julia placed in all the events and even won Reserve Champion for her division. One of the events she had to run in the rain. The sky just opened up!
This was a huge show for Mary Jane. She went from the lead line division (mom,
running as fast as she can leading the child on horseback through the patterns) to the small fry division. She was on her own for this one and she was very scared. But she did it and did it beautifully. She had wonderful control over Dixie our horse. She also won Reserve Champion for her division. She is psyched!
I still saw these beautiful smiles when I tucked these two exhausted, happy girls into bed.