February 8th, 2004
Jacquie and Christine attended the Collinswood Schooling show today. We brought both Spirit and JR. Jacquie rode Spirit in 4 jumping classes. He was basically a brat and only behaved in one class - the short stirrup hunter course. In the other 3 classes, he did his favorite "duck the first jump of the outside line" trick. They looked great over all the other jumps. In the one course they did complete, they placed 5th out of about 15-16 people.
Jacquie also rode JR in his first flat classes - short stirrup under saddle, short stirrup equitation and walk/trot. His canter work wasn't the best as he was a little quick and didn't want to slow down. His trot work improved with every class. By the time they did the walk/trot class, his trot had slowed down considerably. They looked great. (Jacquie and 2 other girls from the short stirrup classes rode with Christine, so she wouldn't have to ride by herself.)
Christine rode Spirit in her first Walk/Trot class. He was a pretty speedy pony, but they had a great time. They placed first. She is very excited about showing and wants to goto more shows!