Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Santa Barbara Horse Show V


There were dressage classes in the outdoor arena. Note the clouds covering the hills in the background...




There were classes just for kids of different age groups...




We're still not at the end. I have many more pictures to come...

7 comments:

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos NM. Looks like you had fun.

onthebit said...

Doesn't that make you want to try showing dressage :P

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

onthebit - My biggest fear of dressage is that I will freeze up and forget the pattern. Some of the riders in this show had callers who called out the next part of the pattern. I don't think I could make it without someone to help me out from the sidelines.

Pony Girl said...

Love the young little gals on those fancy Arabs! And I think I saw a spotted rump in the half-Arab class! Use to seeing the pintos....but nice to see some Appy, too! ;)

Rising Rainbow said...

These last pics look like a walk trot class. Is that what it was? Or were there some little one's riding lope classes?

Mrs Mom said...

Wow what a load of beautiful horses. You had to be in your glory there NM! Great pics, and thank you so much for taking the time to post and share them.

The little ones on the horses are just too cute... I love watching kids ride!

Oh- and I am with Pony Girl- that was one NICE appy tushin the half- Arab class! ;)

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I was surprised and happy to see an Appaloosa in a half-Arabian class. Boy, did it have nice markings on its rump. I took a lot of walking-away shots of that one. I'll post those at another time. I'm trying to get in at least 4 pics of each general class type at the moment.

Rising - Yes, it was walk trot. I believe, the full name of the class was A/HA/AA Walk-Jog Wastern Seat Equitation - Riders 10/Under. They wanted $10 for the program, and I was trying to conserve my cash (gas was $3.99 per gallon in some of the towns I passed through on my trip), so all I have is a long list of class names. I hope I matched it up correctly.