And now all eyes are on the riders. Day 5 ushers in the Horsemanship classes and our girls met them head-on. Ashley Bullock and Willies Lovely Lady started the day off with a 10th, looking rock solid in plenty of competition in Novice Horsemanship 13 and under. Stephanie Strachar and Confidential proved they were in it to win it by finishing 4th in Walk/Job Horsemanship 10 and Under and then came Sierra Kane and Chipnotized battling to a well deserved 3rd in Horsemanship 13-15, the LARGEST of the of the Horsemanship classes.
Proving what we already know, these girls can RIDE!
The girls got to sleep in a little on Day 4 but that doesn't mean they weren't ready ... and the success started off with the littlest competitor, Emily Strachar who is the 2017 ApHC Youth World Reserve Champion Leadline rider!!!! Her sister, Stephanie tried to follow in her footsteps and was 11th in a tough Walk/Jog 10 and Under Pleasure ... both of them on their trusty partner, Confidential. Sierra Kane and Chipnotized hung tough in the 13-15 Western Pleasure for a 6th place finish and Ashley Bullock and Willies Lovely Lady finished the day off with a 10th in Novice Western Pleasure 13 and Under.
Another Great Day!!!
It's pretty daunting to be in the first class of the morning at a major show like the ApHC Youth Worlds ... even worse to be second in the Order To Go ... but that didn't stop Ashley Bullock and Willies Lovely Lady from turning in an eye-opening pattern to finish THIRD in Novice Showmanship 13 and Under on Day 3. Not to be outdone, Stephanie Stratchar and Confidential repeated that kind of performance to finish THIRD in Showmanship 10 and Under. Brilliant morning girls!!
The Showmanship 13 - 15 was a big class with VERY tough company. Sierra Kane and Chipnotized met that challenge head on and finished 10th and Ashley and Willow hung in for 15th overall.
Now That's the way to start a Day!
ApHC Youth World Show Day 2 ends with a whirlwind.
Ashley Bullock and Willies Lovely Lady - 5th in Novice English Equitation 13 & Under!!!
Sierra Kane and Chipnotized makes it in a touch cut and comes away 12th!!!
Way to represent!
A Fairy Tail come true, an Angel that's definitely smiling, Confidentially the ESWHSA girls come out with a strong start at the ApHC Youth World show!
Day 1 at the ApHC World Show in Fort Worth Texas saw our ESWHSA off to a strong start. Ashley Bullock and A Fairy Tale finished 6th and Sierra Kane and Moves Like An Angel finished 9th in Hunter in Hand Mares. Ashley and Willies Lovely Lady came back to finish 10th in a tough English Showmanship 13 & under and Stephanie Stratcher and Confidential was 5th in Walk/Trot Hunter Under Saddle. Not too shabby and it's only Day 1!
Last Sunday we were all glad to have the cover of the Harrington State Fair's Quillen Arena to show in. The weather was hot, hot, HOT!! Just like our exhibitors. Here are a couple of our littlest exhibitors after competing in the Showmanship class.