The first show of the AHJA show year is in April and this time was hosted at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, AR on April 15th, 2017. This was my first show with Prada, and I was excited but nervous about how we would do. Last year, the AHJA April show was my first time showing after a seventeen year break, and I was thrilled to leave with two ribbons at the end of the day. After a more successful rest of the 2016 show year, I admit, I had some higher hopes for this year’s April show. I was trying not to get my hopes up too high, but my competitive drive still really wanted me to do well (at least better than last year’s April show!).
Hopefully I can come back to this and add a more in-depth show report eventually (complete with video if I’m super ambitious), but for now, here’s just a short run-down of our placings.
We competed in five classes in the Limit Rider division:
- Hunter Over Fences 1 – won first place
- Hunter Over Fences 2 – didn’t place
- Equitation Over Fences – won third place* (originally fourth, but my placing was bumped up after someone was disqualified)
- Hunter Under Saddle – won first place
- Equitation on the Flat – won first place
Overall, that earned us the division Championship! Not too shabby for our first show together at all!