Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The 2009 Upperville Colt and Horse Show

The Locke Meadows Show Team had a great showing at the 2009 Upperville Colt and Horse Show.

Larry was one of the only amateur handlers in a huge class of Non-TB Three Year Olds. His filly Private Diamonds showed like a million bucks and they were rewarded with a First Reserve out of 14 entries!

When I handed the lead to professional handler Charlie Brown for the Non-TB Foal Class, he asked the name of my filly. I replied "Sinsational" and he looked and me and said with a name like that, she better be damn good. The judge must have thought she was Sinsational, because she won the class out of 10 very, very nice entries!! There were some pretty fabulous foals in there and I'm beyond thrilled we were handed the blue!

Silvation also showed, but has had a rough few months. He was gelded in mid-April and ended up loosing a lot of weight. We skipped Devon with the hopes he would be ready for Upperville, but he just wasn't quite ready. Right now, we have our sights on the Warrenton Horse Show and the VHSA Futurity.

Chelsea and IBA Blue Diamond showed earlier in the week. Although they didn't get a ribbon out of 29 entries, they put in a lovely trip; hit every spot, got every change, and had a beautiful pace. There were some other very nice trips, so although she didn't take a ribbon home, we were still thrilled with the day!

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