Because I brought four students to a one day dressage show (and Delight)... And I survived it.
I survived the monster truck rally taking place NEXT DOOR to the warm up on friday evening. Delight was NOT a fan....
|See that barn in the background? That's the show barn...|
I survived making sure that everyone got braided.
I survived getting everyone dressed and into the warm up on time.
I survived the car crusher that operated across the street from the show grounds (popping of breaking glass, crushing metal)
I survived the disappointment when they didn't go out and just clobber the first test.
I survived the excitement when they heard their placings, and walked away with white, red or blue ribbons.
And what's more... I had a lot of fun infecting the next generation with the 'dressage bug'. As it would turn out, dressage shows are a ton more fun than open or hunter jumper shows. Especially when your coach is there to help you through it, it would seem.
|Colbert Nation's Official Sport of Summer: Dressage!|
There are pictures.... but I don't have them yet, so you guys will just have to wait for it.