Sunday, April 17, 2011

General overveiw of the weekend...AHHH.MAZE.ING!!

I am still on a cross country high!  Much fun was had and I couldn't think of a better way to start off the 2011 season!  Ok not being eliminated would have made it a little better but it did not get us  I am going to try to use as few words as possible and let the photos speak for themselves.

Starting the day!

Warm up.

Ready to go!

Next in line.

and here...we...go...

Up and down the bank.  We didn't jump it.  We had the option.

Fun, Fun, Fun!!!  This is the first half of the derby the second half is on come.

The next unsuspecting victim of Lee Ann Zobbe...AKA, Super Trainer!  This is today at the start of our lesson.  I had no idea what was to come.

LAZ: "Amy, would you walk around with your friends with your arms out like this"

Me: "UH, no"
LAZ: "Then why are you riding like that???"
Me: "Uhhhhhhh...."

This is probalby about where LAZ was yelling(in the kindest way possible) "Amy, do you not know your right from you left??" It cracks me up! Even Tara that isn't a rider was watching and said Lee Ann would say left and I would use my can't do everything And yes I do homeschool my children :)

This is some big progress in my position!

It is amazing how Lee Ann will work at explaining things to me until I "get it" even if it takes an hour..haha

I am sure this is one of the million times she is saying, "Amy, is Steady straight?". And one of my million responses, "NO".

Steady letting the camera know exactly how he feels about all of it....grrrr.

Great end to an awesome weekend!

There are more words and videos to go along with the weekend but that will come later.  I just wanted to share the photos but don't have the energy left to disect.  I had some awesome break throughs in my lesson and had an amazing day at the show.  Our dressage test is on video and I will sum that up later too but over all I am sooooo proud of my horse we had an amazing fun and educational weekend.  All photos and video courtesy of my awesome friend Tara who not only was my personal photog/videographer but my left hand all weekend.  Having her there made my weekend go so smoothly!!


  1. Wow, your fourth and fifth photos ... I had to take about four looks before my brain would understand they weren't photos of me! I also ride a big chestnut horse, use a white saddle blanket with a dark back protector, wear a black, long-sleeved top and blue body protector for XC, and have a very similar helmet. Great photos, anyway :)

  2. Thanks so much for posting the pictures. You and Steady look great together and your position is looking nice.

  3. Lookin' good!!!! Can't wait for more!

  4. I'm so excited for you, congrats on a successful weekend. Who cares about eliminations if you had a fun ride!!!

  5. All that stressing and look how well you did :)
    Can't wait for the dressage video and more photos. So glad you had a great time - that is all I am hoping for next weekend at my first show!

  6. Totally awesome!! You guys look fantastic!

    I think I would like your trainer lol. She sounds great.

    I can't wait to see the video. :)


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