Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Blessi is competing at All Breed at Northwest Horse Expo

Bless and Dannelle at KSC Extreme Trail
I am so excited!!!! My dressage instructor Dannelle agreed to ride Blessi in the All Breed Competition at the Northwest Horse Expo in Albany, OR.  Only 24 horses will be picked to compete in a multi-day competition from March 22 to 25.  I had just mailed in the application last week and selections weren't suppose to be announced until February 1.  But Blessi got early selection. 

Crossing the moveable bridge
"The All Breed Challenge is a timed and judged competition through an obstacle course that will test the abilities of each horse/rider team as they execute familiar and new maneuvers that push them out of their traditional “comfort zones,”. In each preliminary round up horse/rider teams will attempt to conquer a timed course made up of tasks that can include jumps, dressage, reining, trail obstacles, barrel racing, ranch versatility and more. See gaited horses, dressage horses and western horses go head to head in this fun and challenging competition and compete for $3,000.00 in cash prizes, and the title of “Northwest Horse Fair & Expo All Breed Challenge Champion.”


Not a classical jump position but
not bad for Blessi's second jump ever carrying a rider.
 The Cascade Icelandic Horse Club and the Can Am Icelandic Horse Club will be sponsoring a booth and performing demos each day.  If you want to meet these colorful, curious, fun small horses with the big hearts come on out to the NW Horse Expo.  It will be a fun event!

Meanwhile, Dannelle and I need to figure out how to get Blessi prepared for this competition.  Wish us well!

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