What a weekend!
I had the much awaited state finals on Friday [August 21], and I couldn’t be happier with the way things went.
I had 3 classes with Dallas, and although we did not get called back in the second, and got 6th in the third, in my mind Dallas delivered winning rides. I couldn’t possibly have wanted more from him! We had to show in the pouring rain and the judges asked for lots of tests, and he handled everything incredibly well. It was so amazing to see all of our hard work and struggles over the past year and a half come together to deliver some of the most seamless rounds we’ve ever had.
The next two days were full of watching all of my friends have incredible rides, and having the privilege to be around some of the most amazing people and horses I’ve ever met. There was an element of excitement in the air all weekend that I’m not sure I will ever be able to fully explain. Finally, the perfect ending to a great finals, I purchased a new saddle! I am beyond happy with this weekend and feel so blessed to have such a great group of horses and people to surround myself with.