This video below is of her in the Limited Western Pleasure where Shelby won 6th. She was the youngest by MANY years. There were 8 competitors and 6th was great considering the rest were young adults and older adults! (disregard my discussion w/ one of the workers... haha there was some class confusion)
She won 1st in the 13 and under Limited Western Pleasure class, where she was the only rider, but rode EXTREMELY well and got great advice and guidance by the judge and then she won 1st in the 13 and under Limited Western Horsemanship class, which she was again the only rider, but rode and did her pattern BEAUTIFULLY without the least sign of nerves! These are videos of 2 of her rides...
Seeing her ride on Badger (Twin Valley Badger is his full name) is special because he's sooo big and she's so tiny on him. He's her gentle giant and their bond is so special. She adores him. He's 11 or 12 years old and a good 17-18 hands tall I believe. I thank the Lord every day for Him guiding us to Shaw Performance Horses and for this excellent adventure! Seeing shelby love this sport so much and so unique is breathtaking :).
|She was soo happy to be riding today w/ Lilly Giles. She looks up to her soo much and wants to do all that Lilly does when she grows up!|
|She was soooo excited to win 6th place with all the adults!!! :) I was so proud! If only we could be so proud to win 6th!|
|SPH's Caroline Rankin on Joe was tired so they were both resting when I caught this moment haha|
|Badger was sleepy so shelby was giving him a good rub and he drifted off :)|