Showing off at the Young Horse Show / by Marian Michalson

Juxtapose   Photo by Elizabeth Frey

Juxtapose

Photo by Elizabeth Frey

Khaleesi  Photo by Celtic Pride Photography

Khaleesi

Photo by Celtic Pride Photography

Latido  Photo by Jami Anderson

Latido

Photo by Jami Anderson

Jadzia  Photo by Jami Anderson 

Jadzia

Photo by Jami Anderson 

Khaleeis  Photo by Elizabeth Frey

Khaleeis

Photo by Elizabeth Frey

We decided without a KWPN Keuring close by this year that we would take our young horses to the Young Horse Show series in Sedalia.  This is the first time we have been to one, and it wont be the last.  The way the show was run was laid back and the handlers were phenomenal with the horses. They showed off the horses abilities without over facing or scaring them.  This show was a good experience for all.  We also would like to give a shout out to Anna Gaffney for putting in a lot of hours to help get the horses ready.

Jadzia (Emilion X Outlaw Love) came home after taking top honors in the 3yo in hand/ at liberty, and second in the free jump chute.  We are very excited about this filly's future as both a mother and a performance horse.  

Juxtapose received Nationally qualifying scores through the 3yo free jump chute and 3yo under saddle.  She really seemed to have fun playing with all of the handlers in the ring and showing off her stuff.  

Khaleesi's scores in the 2yo classes also qualified her for Nationals including placing 3rd in free jumping behind 2 FEI prospect jumpers.  She showed a lot of heart the the chute, not letting her small size get in the way.  

Latido spent his first time off property with his mother taking everything in.  He was surprisingly well behaved the night before touring the rings and practicing his trotting in hand.  He patiently waited his turn to take a spin through the practice free jump chute and showed of his technique and ease of jumping.  

 

Jadzia  Photo by Jami Anderson

Jadzia

Photo by Jami Anderson

Juxtapose  Photo by Jami Anderson

Juxtapose

Photo by Jami Anderson

Latido  Photo by Anna Gaffney

Latido

Photo by Anna Gaffney

Jadzia  Photo by Jami Anderson

Jadzia

Photo by Jami Anderson