The other week Hannah and I competed in our 2nd show together and had a really fun time. We did 2′ and 2’3″ jumper classes at the beautiful Stradivarius Farms in Santa Paula.
We did 3 rounds total. The first went well.
I was happy with how forward and relaxed we were for the entire round. We ended up 3rd out of 5.
Our next round didn’t go as well. I was first to go in that class and I made a wrong turn. I ended up doing a series of awkward turns to get to the next jump. The judge thought we crossed our tracks (I disagree). However, one of the jumps was “backwards” (the fill and ground line was on the wrong side) so the judge allowed my round to count and they fixed the jump for all the other riders. Besides all that, I thought I rode okay. We got another yellow ribbon.
Our last round was also mixed. We started off totally in sync then we started chipping to the jumps, so I put my leg on and we finished strong. Only we didn’t finish. I again forgot the course and stopped after the second-to-last jump! So we got disqualified. Womp womp.
Overall I had a wonderful time. Hannah was foot perfect the entire day. I love that all our problems were with me, not my mount, and are totally fixable.