The gang loaded up and headed to Gainesville, Georgia for the weekend for the Georgia Draft Horse Fun Show. Jessie's husband, Tom, beat out the competition in the Western Under Saddle Spotted Draft/Cross class on Pippy, a Shire/Thoroughbred cross. They are two peas in a pod when it comes to hamming it up in front of a croud.
We took the baby to the show to get him exposed, and he was calm and quiet . . .
. . . as long as his sister, Ariella, was close by. They both are Percheron/Cleveland Bay crosses owned by Peters Creek Farm. He is a yearling, and she's going to be three in July. The following day, the two were separated from one another when they were turned out. In the halter conformation classes, Baby placed second, Pippy third, and Ariella placed fourth in each of their halter classes, showing with Spotted Draft/Crosses.
I had tall boots to fill -- literally -- in riding Pippy in the Spotted Draft/Cross English Under Saddle class since that was after Cowboy Tom's class. The mere fact that I could button my jacket, stay on top of the horse and not pass out from the heat was an accomplishment in and of itself.
We pulled a respectible third in our class, was awarded a ribbon by a good, dear friend, and had a blast the entire time.
Once again, Jennifer's (Gypsy Mare Studio's) sign brought us all safety and good luck!