2013 Memories

2013 Memories

Monday, May 15, 2017

H/J Show


This past weekend there was a H/J schooling show at our barn that Bentley got to participate in. I kind of thought about not doing because that would mean I could sleep in on a Saturday for the first time since I can remember. But we had an amazing jump lesson on Thursday and our trainer thought we should do it. So we did. Not only did we do it but Bentley absolutely killed it. The course wasn't the best and had some sketchy turns/approaches and he never questioned me once. He is feeling so confident and willing! Not only that but he genuinely feels like he loves it. 


This is what two double clear rounds gets you... two red ribbons!

We did the 2' - 2'3" class first and because it went so well went ahead and did the 2'3" - 2'6". We haven't ever jumped a course of 2'6" jumps but I know that height isn't a problems it's the in between fences. There were green moments for sure but overall if you showed me his video I would never have guessed that 5 months ago he was still racing!


Very, very proud of my little man! As a follow up... we also conquered the ditch in hand! Will be testing it in the saddle next week once course officially opens. But after he got over one he went over all of them with no issues. There is hope!



  1. Awwww, you both look SO happy in every picture! Congrats!

  2. I can't wait until he's jumping around 3 foot courses! He's just cantering over 2'6". I'm impressed with his quick progress. Well done!

    1. Yeah, he is pretty unimpressed by these small things we call jumps! I'm thinking prelim is in his future😃

  3. I love that you're smiling in your pictures! I never manage that on course. :) He looks like such a good egg, and like this is so not a big deal to him.