Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Breyerfest Open Show: Other and English

Apparently I missed all of the OF western classes. But I still took plenty of the other and English classes!

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Bicycle Giveaway

I traveled to Pittsburgh in June (which I just realized I never wrote posts about!).  I woke up early the morning after returning to help with pony rides at Youth 10X's Better end of school event. This has become an annual thing for me. Every year, kids bring their report cards and as long as they have a C or higher, they can receive a bike.
The kids also have an opportunity to ride a horse. I rolled up to the barn and helped load the horses. We took two horses--Lady, a quarter horse, and Sweet Pea, a pony. They're the most dependable of the herd, and Lady will keep anyone in line. Even the people.
And so it began.
Many kids participated. It took a little bit for them to realize there were horses. The pony rides took place across the street so that the horses were on grass and in the shade. I rode Lady over to the street so that the kids could see her.  Lady is a year younger than me--she's 22--and is a doll with kids. She's the boss of the farm otherwise.  A group of kids ran up and asked if they could pet her (which was an of course) and I started the children coming over.
For many it was the first time they'd ridden and there were a few that asked if they could go around again (which was a yes, as long as no one else waited). One little girl asked if she could walk Lady, and she stood barely higher than my hip.
It was adorable to help her lead Lady who plodded along quite nicely.
Even though this was my favorite moment. A little boy was on Lady and promptly said he liked riding and felt like he was in "Old Town Road." He and his band of friends broke out in song like an episode of Glee. And it was amazing.
After the kids rode, a few moms asked if they could have a pony ride which was another yes.
It was an amazing morning of introducing and sharing horses with kids.

Breyerfest Original Finish Performance: Costume and Harness

Here are pictures from the Costume and Harness OF performance!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Breyerfest Custom Performance: Other

Here's the last of the custom performance pictures!

Breyerfest Open Show: Custom Western Performance

I missed some of the western division because I had special run models to obtain. 
When I got back, the competition was still strong.
Owned by Erin Corbett

Owned by Erin Corbett
Owned by Erika Isbell

Owned by Niki Hertzog

Owned by Kimberly Bleecker

Owned by Leah Koerper

Owned by Leah Koerper
I'm not 100% sure about how everything placed, but I do know the Champion of the division. Congrats again Leah!