We lucked out with the Fort Vancouver show weather wise. It was partly cloudy most of the day, but not cold. We left the barn by 9:00 and arrived at the show a couple of hours before Sarah's first ride. Checking in and settling in went smoothly. I even had time to watch a few riders before Bay went to the warm up arena. The first test was a training level test. They had a good ride and came in second place. The judge wrote on the comment card that she would like to see the poll up a bit and a little more forward...so in the first level test that is exactly what Sarah gave them. Unfortunately, the first judge didn't get to see that the rider had actually read her words and tried to adjust accordingly because they switched out judges at lunch time. I think she would have liked it had she seen it. Apparently the judge for the afternoon liked it because Sarah and Bay came in 1st with a 71%
This was a really nice and well run show. I would take my horses back there again. Miley got to go along although she had to be in her crate when we were busy and on leash the rest of the time. Still, I bet she thinks it beats being left at home. At the end of the day everyone went home happy and satisfied with the feedback of the judges and more details to work on.