Monthly Archives: June 2010

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night…

One of my favorite sites to visit when wasting time is thereifixedit.com. I hadn’t been in awhile so I decided to catch up this morning when I came across this photo. It almost looks like saddleseat coats under that improvised shelter and it wouldn’t surprise me if a good number of you can relate.  Just…

Penn-Ohio, coming home

Well, yesterday I made the first leg of my trip to Penn-Ohio. I won’t be going as an exhibitor, just a spectator. But this is a special show for me. Growing up the only opportunities I had to show would be when my cousins would let me play with one of their ASBs (turning their…

Bluegrass Classic Show

Hello Morgan fans! Is anyone else planning to attend? The state of Kentucky is in dire need of Morgan classes/shows.  The Morgan show at the Kentucky State Fair has been canceled, and the numbers at the PMHA show in October are usually relatively small.  If you have a Morgan, and live within range, I encourage…

Derby vs. Homburg

Which one is more desirable in an amateur or ladies class?

Show Ring Nerves…

Does anyone know of any books, horse related or not, that would help riders/drivers with show ring nerves? I know alot of athletes have had luck with a book or a method and I just wondered if any of them were known to be particularly good. Stacy

Pricing Show Horses

I’m curious what opinions are out there as far as how to price a Morgan show horse, what a horse is worth, what you’re willing to pay for a horse? I realize in a lot of ways the answers to each of these questions is probably different. But there are a lot of things to…

Classic Pleasure

Can anyone tell me why Classic Pleasure is only open to amateurs? Since Amateur and AOTS classes are available in all other divisions, why don’t they just do the same for Classic? Or eliminate this division. It seems kind of silly that there are 3 “levels” of saddle seat riding and only one for hunter…

Combined Classes

I was thinking this had been touched on in the recent “Ladies v Amateur” discussion but I just went back and looked and can’t find anything.  In my note below about classes added to Blue Ridge, I noted that the Ladies and Ama divisions were combined into a single class.  They’ve also combined the Ama…

Blue Ridge Classes Added

Additional classes have been announced for the Blue Ridge Classic Horse Show.  Classes added include; Open Western Pleasure-Any Breed, All Ages, Morgan Park Saddle-Ladies & Amateur (this looks like a combined class… interesting that we were just discussing that there should be a distinct difference between these 2 divisions), Morgan Park Harness – Amateur/Jr. Exhibitor,…

Wheat State

I showed at Wheat State my first time this year! I thought it was an awsome show ( I’m sad it is over). My mom showed at wheat state when she was a kid. She did good and her hopes for our first show alone was that we might get a ribbon or 2. we…