Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Amazing weekend..

We started the weekend off with some EXCELLENT news! I entered 7 pieces of my art into the Sidewalk art show at the Magnolia Arts Center here in town and found out that I won an Honorable mention for my pen and ink drawing and BEST OF SHOW for my photography of Shelby and Badger! Total shocker!

We had a great weekend as a family at the Cotton Country Open Horse Show (CCOHSA) in Ruston, LA. Who would've thougth WE would be a "show family"? haha.. Rhett had a blast being a boy and dirty and all the "Horshee's".  Shelby DID AWESOME, as usual, not to brag. :) haha....

LOOVE her new saddle pad. looks soo perfect w/ her outfit!

the judge gave such great encouragement to shelby and was sooo impressed w/ her riding and personality

we LOVE our SPH famil and were soo happy to have Alex and Abbie back!

LOOK Hershey! We won $40 worth of Tractor Supply giftcards! You did soo good Hersh!

Bubby was tired....but such a good boy all day.. he loves the dirt!

as soon as she got ready for bed, she started reading her inspirational horse book
Shelby won High Point for last month & THIS MONTH, Reserve Mares, 1st in youth mares 13&undwr, 2nd in Limited Mares, 3rd in Limited Showmanship, 1st in 13&under limited showmanship, 2nd in Limited Western Pleasure, 1st in 13& under limited western pleasure, 2nd in limited western horsemanship, 1st in 13&under limited western horsemanship, 3rd in limited trail AND 2nd in 13 & under limited trail! ! $40 worth of gift cards to Tractor Supply! Wheewwww! She's tired but AWESOME!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Painted the Town...

Shelby had her first breed show (Other than Color Congress) over Mother's Day weekend in Texarkana. It was called, "Paint the Town." She had a blast! It was a long 2 day show for everyone but we all bonded as a family and as a team. I wouldn't have asked for a better Mother's Day! Time with my family and our horse family is an awesome combination! Shelby met and made new friends with several girls her age and we can't wait to see them at Pinto World next month in Tulsa!
I got the neatest and most heart-felt gift for Mother's Day from Josh and the kids. It may seem like a weird gift but it was PERFECT for me from them and I will use it VERY MUCH!
I'm getting #horseshowsissy embroidered on it! :) It is SOOO ME and it supports my aching back! It's the perfect gift for this Show Mom :). I"m such a blessed woman to have such an amazing family and support system! This Horse Show business is all new to us but we are LOVING IT and it's become our life. We have lifelong friends now and shelby has a bond w/ the horses and her teammates that are unlike any other. :)
Oh, I also personalized shelby's hat can too!
Special thanks to LoveCharlieGrace for the awesome glitter monogram vinyl!
Shelby competed in 16 classes in 2 days! She did halter, Showmanship, Horsemanship, Western Pleasure and Trail! Here's a compilation of shelby's placings from her classes
Youth Mares: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4 th place
Youth Walk Trot Showmanship: 2nd, 3rd & 4th
Open All Breed Walk Trot Western Pleasure: 
3rd, 4th, & 6th
Youth Walk Trot Western Pleasure:
2-4th & 1-5th
Open All Breed Walk Trot Western Horsemanship: 3rd, 4th & 5th
Youth Walk Trot Western Horsemanship:
2-2nd, 1-3rd
Open All Breed Walk Trot Trail: 3rd
Youth Walk Trot Trail: 2-2nd
She learned SOOO much with just getting experience in the show pen. We couldn't be prouder of her love for ALL THINGS equestrian, her encouraging words, spirit and smile to others, being a lady and congratulating all those she competed with. She even won a saddle bag!

Rhett left the show early Sunday and got to spend time w/ PopPop and he found out that he likes motorized ponies better!

and pizza!


Monday, April 25, 2016

Wizard of Oz fun and Horse Show #2 Fun

Friday night shelby and I had a girls night w/ Mammy, Gigi, her BFF's Kloey and Ryne.  We saw the production of the Wizard of Oz at SAU and it was FANTASTIC!! Their classmates were munkins and flying monkies. It was soo sweet to see them cheer them on and giggle throughout the play!

even had a "reunion of the owlets" with her 1st teacher, Mrs. Summerhill. This was her 1st Magnolia Owlets Kindergarten class w/ special guest Ryne

our favorite Lion

sweet Dorothy was AWESOME

The Scarecrow WILL ALWAYS have a special place in our hearts as he's about to embark on his new adventure at OU...

These two were super impressed and in awe of Glenda

she loved how the Wicked Witch made her creepy pose w/o her knowing!
SAU Never ceases to amaze me! The musicals and plays ARE TOP NOTCH and always on par! So blessed to work here and be apart of such an awesome family!

Shelby had her 2nd horse show of this season in Ruston, LA at the Cotton Country Open Horse Show Association and it was a LONG but fun day! She was in 10 classes and placed in the Top 5 in 8 of the 10! She was in 3, 13 and under classes and the rest were Open classes (for any age, where she was the youngest BY FAR....with ADULTS!). She also did her 1st Halter and Showmanship (SMS) classes and did sooo well! She won 1st in the 13 & under SMS class and  3rd in the Open Halter class (adults!)! She had an absolute blast! A few dramatic, tired moments but we ALL had them! She saw friends she made last season and made new ones!
Rhett spent the day w/ Daddy and Mammy & PopPop. He got to go to the park, got a haircut and SAU to play around!

cleaning her boots because she said, "I need to look nice"
 practicing SMS before her 1st class and she and Hershey were ready and a little nervous, but did sooo well! The first time is over and she's ok now!

1st in SMS & 3rd in Halter
 She insisted on changing into her Horsemanship (HMS), Western Pleasure top and vest... I WAS SHOCKED AND GIDDY!! She looked like 13 years old and SOOOO SPARKLY in the show pen! LOVE it and it's going to be PERFECT at the World show this summer!

This was right before the last classes started, Trail classes and we were all tired and came out to practice out back and saw this and Shelby, Hershey and I just paused, marveled at God's painting and took a breather. 😊

This judge, Stoney Richard, was great and shelby told me last night that he and his partner were SUPER NICE AND HELPFUL....she said, "I forgot to set Hershey up and he whispered, 'set her up' and smiled at me. That made me feel less nervous." smile emoticon anyone who can be kind, encouraging and helpful to my kid is #1 in my book! smile emoticon


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