Today was D day for all of us the day we had been training for for the last eight weeks for twice a week . We had our show jumping and Dressage competition :). Now when I say competition I mean friendly competition between a group of us who all get our lessons together and yes even though I teach horse riding I need lessons to stop me getting bad habits.
We started off jumping a course of jumps one handed as we are all different levels of riding ability so we had to change it a bit so everyone would have a fair chance so we taught one handed you be a good way to do that . This part was the most fun their was a lot of cheering and laughing at ourselves and each other as we tried to get around our course.
The next part was the serious bit the Dressage we were given a test to learn with 16 different movements to be preformed at different places around the arena and there was no talking at all while this was going on as we were up till just before the test still trying to learn some of it off . We are not the best pupils at learning off our homework but we all got on really well.
When we were done we all had to wait for the judges to work out all our scores and decide in which place we all came . I was placed fourth which I was delighted with as I had my eye on that rossette from the start it is a lovely light green colour. So now that we are all happy and everyone is gone home I am here making dinner for the farmers before I go get ready and go out for dinner with all the women who rode today so we can spend the night talking horses and having a good laugh. Times like this I really really love the work I do :).