2011 Horse Expo and Show

October 15th was the second annual Breed Alley at the Wichita Co. Horse Expo in Wichita Falls. This breed alley was my own brainchild, my goal being to bring attention to some of the “non quarter and paint horse” breeds of the general area.

It was a big success last year and this year proved similar. We had more horses this year. the breeds represented were Azteca, Chincoteague Pony (of course!), Friesians, Gypsy Horse, Mo. Foxtrotter, Shire, Warmblood, Morgan and Peruvian Paso.

Our booth

This year, Pie was actually ridden, unlike last year when I led her. Pie is not one to hold her feelings to herself and it was pretty obvious she wasnt super keen on spending 2 days in a stall, espcially being she lives outside at home. She did well, because I asked her..but I know she would have prefered her favorite dust hole to being CLEAN in a stall..Pie prefers to be filthy.

Pie trying to escape out the stall door

I debated on music to our freestyle and finally decided on Train’s “Hey Soul Sister”..this song always reminds me of Pie, its upbeat and happy..like her. Our freestyle went well..We had some speed change and a really nice turnaround to the right. We also showcased afew of her tricks.

Unfortunately, no video or pictures at this time…:(..hopefully, some of the professional photographers there got afew.

After the demo’s, Pie enjoyed meeting many new people who wandered down the alley..this seems to be her favorite part of these events, meeting people. 🙂

Sunday, Pie got to hang out while Casey, my son, showed Beebe. This was significant, as it was their FIRST show together. They had a great day, winning showmanship, placing third in the walk trot class and fifth in trail. It was a great gauge on how far they’ve come as a team in such a short time.

Another successful Breed Alley in the books!

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vickie Soejoto
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 14:03:02

    Thank you for your hard work and efforts to make this a success. We enjoy coming, even if fantastically late! And Eve loves coming out to bask in the adoration of her public (don’t tell Pie I said that).

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  2. Beth
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 14:11:04

    Thank you Sarah for all you do! We had a great time again this year and I too rode this year vs. last, nice feeling to raise the bar, huh?!? Looking forward to next year~

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  3. Beth
    Oct 25, 2011 @ 14:16:32

    oh! And Congratulations to Casey and Beebe! It is so fun to watch the “Chincoteaque Cronicles”. You all are an inspiration 🙂

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