Sunday, November 7, 2010

A Little News...........the Winner's Circle for Legs



Last night was the annual dinner meeting for the Daffodil Arabian Horse Association. I haven't missed this meeting in the twenty years I've been a member and I sure wasn't going to miss it this year. You see Legs and I were the 40 & over High Point Champions and boy did we rake in the loot! Woowhooooo!

This is a first for me and for my horse. I don't think we've ever even been close to winning this kind of award before. I think I wasn't sharing the news before now because I didn't really believe it was real. Even when I got the personal invitation to the dinner, I was still in denial. It's taken some time for us to put things together and we're still working on it so how could this be true. Besides our Summer Show was just not that great, although we did get a ribbon or two but then our Spring Show was pretty awesome in the select rider division. I can hardly wait until we're awesome in our AAOTR (Adult Amateur Owner to Ride) division. When we finally get that done, we'll be ready for nationals.



My friend, Linda Swick, on her horse Bazeli (sp??) was the Reserve Champion and that was pretty cool too. While Linda works with a trainer her horse is not in training and he is really starting to come together too after some years of working on it, just like Legs and me. Linda's horse was bred by my other friend, Bev Ferrington, so that's a double plus. I love to see the horses of my friends out there showing that we small breeders have great horses too.

I guess I should tell you something about the haul we made instead of just showing you pics. We won a small wooden trunk that has horses across the front that is way cool. They had one available for people to see but I get to order mine in the color I want and with the picture I want on the front and then they'll send it to me. In the pics there's the deck chair, a bridle bag, an ice bucket, a magnum of champagne along with two glasses, a framed awards certificate, and a bag full of fun horsey stuff and the ribbon is glorious and fancy



I think Legs will particularly like the horse treats I found in one pocket of the bag and he might even enjoy trashing the fly mask since it is a great past time of his in the summer months. Like any horse all of the grooming stuff will be good. My guess is he's indifferent to the yellow polo wraps or green and yellow vet wrap but he should be pleased to sport the Daffodil colors since they've been so kind to him. Today I even found another pocket with more stuff hiding in there. That bag was just chock full of things.

Carol Tedrick did the awards for the high points just as she has for both horse shows this year. Carol added her great flare to things and did an awesome job. All the awards lined up for the high point awards for two junior division and two adult division including champion, reserve champion and top fives made for an impressive display and even more impressive awards.

Yay! Legs!!!!! You've been such a good boy this year and always such a good sport about your quirky owner.

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations to you and Legs. It's nice that some good things are coming your way after the stress of the lawsuit. Here's hoping there is more recognition in your future.

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  2. Congratulations! Nice haul! And against tough competition I might add. Well deserved. The Daffodil Arabian Horse Assocation seems to be really cool. The club I used to belong to never had prizes like that! I remember getting a printed certificate for Top 5 with my horse's name spelled wrong and that's about it lol. The club I belong to now...I'm not sure if they actually exist or if they just collect my money since I've never even seen so much as a newsletter from them lol.

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  3. Yay! Congrats to you, your boy, and your friends, too!

    I am jealous of all your nice loot... Maybe I should start showing Arabs, LOL!

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  4. WoooHooo! Congratulations MiKael to you and Legs too. You've worked hard and deserve this award. I'm so happy for you. Enjoy your awards and prizes.

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  5. Congratulations to you both! Hard work , a great horse and a great lady ! A team that can't be beat!Love all the loot too

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  6. Congratulations!!! That is very cool!!

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  7. Congratulations!! You and Legs definitely deserve it!! ((HUGS!!))

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  8. Yay, congratulations to you and Legs! All your hard work is really paying off, hopefully everything will be looking up for you from now on.

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  9. Congrats to you and Legs!! That is so great, and looks like you got some really great loot too!

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  10. Congratulations! Sounds like a nice haul ;o)

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  11. Woohoo and double woohoo! Congratulations Mikael and Legs!!!!!What a huge haul of stuff, and good stuff at that! You are very deserving of everything you won as you are so diligent and hard working with your horses. I'm proud of you!!!!!

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  12. Congrats! What great news to cheer you up! Hopefully you and Legs get out even more next year!

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  13. GO LEGS!! Nice job MiKael! That is a great prize pack there, and I LOVE that ribbon!! Do we get to see a pic of Legs wearing it? ;)

    Give that handsome lug a smooch from me, and CONGRATS again!

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  14. Congratulations! What a nice surprise and that's really cool that you find more stuff in hidden pockets later on. It must be like winning all over again.

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  15. Wow! Congratulations to you and to Legs! May this be the beginning of many many more such highpoints in your lives ;)

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  16. Yaaa, congrats! you and Legs are awesome! Thats a cool prize, but I want to see the trunk when you get it too!

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  17. Congratulations! You and Legs are so deserving of this award, and all your readers feel proud of you and with you.

    Well done!

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