Monday, February 23, 2009
Well everyone, we just got back from the big Trainers Challenge at Horse Affairs 2009. Kahlua and I had a great learning experience an a lot of fun at this event of events. After a very nervous first night where our performance was lacking at best. We had a great second day and a phenomenal third day.
Kahlua excelled in the trail challenge of the third day and we came up from the bottom to take a close third place finish. Kahlua actually sold for more than the second place horse and not far less than the first place horse. She is going to a nice young family where she will make an excellent youth horse. I will have the pleasure of continuing to work with her in her development as such.
Horse Affairs was a great experience for us all and helped some of us come out of our comfort zone and feel like local celebrities for a few days.
I would like to say thank you to everyone who helped me with preparations and execution of the program at the show. Especially to Corinne, my beautiful wife who sacrificed so much to be there for me the whole time and run the booth(which was her creation)while I was off horsing around. And to her mom, Elaine who helped a lot with everything. And to Donna and Lou Kelleher, who allow me to use their facilities for my training, and were ever so helpful in all of the preparations for the show. Thank you, to everyone who came to watch, for your support.
Enjoy the pictures.