February 10, 2008

Pauatahanui Show

Last Saturday we had Pauatahanui show just down the road. I thought it would be a nice laid back atmosphere for Scuba to do his first entire round of jumping (video in previous post, scroll down to see it). I just did non-competitve practise rounds, one in the showhunter ring which was kind, but not so tidy - and then the showjumping one that I was really pleased with. Giving him a few weeks off now, as the ground is so hard - can't be good for growing baby Scuba legs. Scuba the jumping pro!:

Neo had tossed a shoe, so only did the first Ring1 showjumping class. He jumped awesome, but I asked him for a bit too much of an angle on the second fence and we clipped a rail. Really pleased though - and he certainly doesn't seem to have any issue with the height. Super Neo:

Ruby did the same SJ as Neo and didn't get a ribbon - but she made such a good effort and was only a shade off the time. Wicked turns and angles - just needs more speed between fences. Also came home with a 2nd and a 5th in the showhunter. Pretty Ruby:
Heaps more pictures from the show are in the 'gallery' section of the website (under 'Pauatahanui Show').