I didn't Prair this weekend, she's on lock down/stall rest and well... That's sort of boring (for all of us).
To ease my pouting over missing the second week of showing, the Ribbon Gods smiled and saw fit to send me our circuit awards from Thermal.
Not quite as exciting as ribbons freshly won, but still. Satin nonetheless. The streamers are excessively long. The ribbon whore in me says that "fancy" ribbons should have more elaborate rossettes and more streamers. Three 36" long streamers almost look puny on the normal sized rosettes.
(not complaining, just saying if I am ever in the enviable position of ordering ribbons, they will be bigger and fluffier for things like circuit awards.)
For her Grand Circuit Championship, Prairie got a *gorgeous* Horseware cooler. It's dark gray with white piping and Hunter trim - which I think will look fab on Prair's black coat.
Also, it's fleecey on the inside, but more of a smooth tech fabric on the outside. Kinda slick...
Might be our new dress sheet for shows. :)
In terms of the show itself, the barn cleaned up. I think every horse that showed got at least one tri-color, and some of the divisions were 30+ horses, so that's no joke. Our head groom takes so much pride is showing off the ribbons, he ended up putting up two extra strings for all the tri-colors and first place ribbons. It was a little absurd, but looked impressive.
The horses all made it home yesterday, so hopefully Prair doesn't feel like she's still in solitary confinement. Vet it out tomorrow so we'll take advantage of a split farm call and see if we can replicate the lameness again... and if so... PICTURE TIME. pricey, pricey, picture time....