Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Florida Classic/Jacksonville

To sum this weekend up the usual suspects did well as usual!! Kyndall showed "Chicken" in the youth 13 and under classes and won both days! I remember about a year and a half ago she won her first youth class ever getting her first plaque and we all took pictures and the whole family celebrated ... now its so normal that we all take it in stride!! Way to go Kyndall!!
We had fun watching Lucas show his new mare "Chubby"(Chics Annie Oaklyn). Together they won $184 dollars in the Limited Open class which actually quadrupled her lifetime earnings!! Before this weekend she had only won $62 dollars so good job Luke and Chubby.
Ginger showed her good mare "Juiced Up" in the Rookie both days and did a beautiful job!! They won the Rookie 1 class on Friday and placed second on day two!! Thats huge!!! Keep up the good work Ging!!
The rest of our group worked hard all weekend and had very respectable rides...Steven, Burl, Melanie, Ray and Amber... way to go.
We sure missed Karen Anderson this weekend who is helping her mare, Patti, recover from surgery on her sesmoid bone. Patti is out for the year and is going to be bred to "Nic It In the Bud" which is the only redeeming factor of that situation. That should be a stopping.. spinning maniac of a baby!! I can't to ride him/her!
Esther showed a couple of horses this weekend for the first time which was fun. She got along very nicely on "Smart Doc Dualittle" in the Rookie Professional class and then also showed "Smart American Lena" in the Limit Open Derby. Both horses show a lot of promise and are just beginning what we think will be nice show careers.
I got to show "Boony" in the Open Derby and had a respectable ride going until he stepped on his tail and flipped over backwards as we backed up on our last manuever!! Bummer...thats all I can say. I guess I'll cut his tail shorter next time... as a matter of fact I already did.
Finally I want to give a big congratulations to my friend from south Florida... Dave Moore won the Florida Classic Derby in all three divisions!! He's been hiding that yellow sports car of a horse since last year and finally got him out of the garage and spanked everyone!! It was really a great ride!! Way to go Dave! and congratulations to the owner .. Javier!
Well we actually have a couple weeks at home before our next show and it feels great!


Kim Long said...

Hey, Kassidy really enjoyed her lesson today. Brad is ALWAYS SO positive and patiet with her and she loves to ride with him. When she's down in some way about her horse not doing something Brad can always give her a positive spin and pick her back up. Thanks for all you guys do for her to help her!!!

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EstherLP said...

Thanks Kim, for the positive feedback and visiting us on our blog. We always enjoy having Kassidy out and helping her become a better rider. She is doing excellent on her new horse and they are a good match! You have to love the minds of those LuckySC bred horses! Thanks for the great pictures you took of Grace!


Kim Long said...

Those pictures of Grace and Ruby are to cute, especially the ones where she's cutting her eyes at her Grandparents.

Kassidy absolutely loves her new horse, Misty, her and Kassidy get along so well. Every time she has a lesson with Brad, she is just so excited for days trying all the new tools he gives her. With this filly she is just so darn willing once she figures out what you want so she adds to the excitement.