This is before it started and we are getting Taffy, her horse, ready.
Bri's teacher offered to have Carly do a little class for the under 5 year olds. Jayme lead her but she wanted Daddy to walk with her.
The gave all the kids a first place ribbon which Carly thought was fabulous.
The first event Bri did was the Walk/Trot it basically evaluates their basic horseman ship skills.
We were all a bit surprised when she won the first place ribbon is this. The instructor said that even thought she had to correct how she was holding the reigns she was the only one to do everything right.
Next she did a Barrel race.
She usually has trouble on the second barrel, but today she did awesome.
She cantered to the finish. She place 4th is this event.
She is just darn cute!
Next she did a relay race with another girl that takes lessons at the stable. She had to run a baton down to the other rider.
Then they both ran back together. She lost her helmet, but she still did really well.
Next was pole bending. For this they trot to the end of the line of poles then they have to weave in and out.
When she practices she always misses the second pole, but this time she got all of them
Then they turn around and weave back down again.
She told us before she did the poles that she was just going to walk the whole thing, but she did end up trotting most of it.
There was also a run away pony that distracted her but she was able to get Taffy back on course and not miss a pole.
And again she cantered back. I love the tongue hanging out.
Last she did the Keyhole. She had never practiced this before but the organizers really encouraged the kids to try all the events. She did really great.
In all Bri left with 5 ribbons, They make sure that every kid walks away with ribbons and they require everyone to cheer for everyone. It was such a great experience for Brianna. I'm so glad she got a chance to do this and we can't wait to do another. I'm so proud of both my girls. I'm so glad that we found Jayme and the Stable Place it is really such an amazing place.