Monday, May 18, 2009

Horse Judging


On Saturday I took J and 3 other "hippology" kids down to Carrollton for a horse judging practice. All four of them are new to the Judging team and were excited to be able to attend their first judging experience. We have met with the judging coach two previous times, but this was the first time the four of them were going to actually get to judge a show and see how they did. They also have to give what are called oral reasons. These reasons are why you placed the class the way you did. This is something that they will have to do at the state competition in July and were nervous about.


All four of them did an incredible job. There were two other girls there that were on the team last year and well, not that I want to brag but my four hippology kids had no problems getting up and talking to show participants and stating their oral reasons. They did wonderful! They each judged a class and they each gave reasons for a different class than the one they judged.
The coach was very impressed with their knowledge and their ability to speak in public as they did. The other two girls were very quiet and seemed unsure.

I am very proud of all four of them and can't wait to see how they continue to do at future shows!

Yesterday we sold hot dogs at TSC for a fundraiser and did not do as well as we wanted. It was a rather slow day and many people were not buying. So now I have 60 hotdogs in my freezer that didn't get sold.

Today I cleaned the house really good and Rich did some brushhogging. Then we had dinner and I am heading to book club in about an hour. Rich and T went to T's ball game and I am taking J to run the cross country course while I am at book club. We read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" for this month. It is a series of letters written after WWII and is a bit of a love story, but not a romance. Now I am reading "Revenge of the Spellmans" by Lisa Lutz and I love these, they are quite hilarious!

Tomorrow I will do some sewing. I haven't done any since last week Wednesday or Thursday!

8 comments:

Zonnah said...

Sounds like you had a fun but busy weekend :)

andsewitis Holly said...

So will you have to eat all those hot dogs now? Good on those kids for doing so well on the judging and public speaking. Thanks for mentioning the books you read. I'm always on the lookout for good recommendations.

Serena said...

Sounds like you've been busy! Congrats on the kids for doing such a great job!

Kristie said...

How exciting for those kids! I think it is great that they do those things!

Have a wonderful day!
Kristie

em's scrapbag said...

Congrats to the girls for their success. Good luck with all those hot dogs. Yuck!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the horse judging. Good on the kids for doing so well :^)

Hope you get some sewing done real soon...

Terry said...

That's great the kids did so well! I read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and loved it! Haven't heard of Revenge of the Spellmans...I'll have to check that one out! Enjoy your day! :0)

Esteemarlu said...

Horse judging does very interesting.I have always fantasized about riding horses but would actually be very scared.I have to check out the book. I am still reading, Woman Of A Thousand Secrets. It's been great since page one.I'm almost done with The Red Tent and can't wait to finish so I can start something else.Am also quilting late at night.