Isnt She So Tuf
We attended the Goldmine Circuit, a four-day, three judge horse show of awesomeness! We attended the very first Goldmine and we never miss it, it’s now in it’s fourth year and it continues to grow and amaze its participants. Carolyn Dobbins puts the show on and I have known her for many years, this lady is hands down one of the nicest people I have ever met. I really appreciate everything she does and how hard she works to pull this Horse show off! I can honestly say My daughter and I are blessed to have met her and I’m grateful for all she does for the kids at her shows. They all feel so special and loved by her.
The horse show is an all breed show with crazy amazing prizes and endless fun. The photo booth was a fun event and of course, shopping all the vendors made getting some Christmas shopping done. This year was really exciting because in the walk/jog all ages class they had 70 entries! The turn out was so great they ended up having four cuts, two semi-finals, and then the finals. One lucky participant won a western show saddle. (Bling!)
Briar looks forward to this show all year! Weeks leading up to it, is like Christmas! Non stop talking about how much fun she is going to have. This year was especially exciting because she took Belle and they did well at the show. Briar participated in both English and Western events, a total of 14 classes. She placed in every class and won an English Saddle. She also won numerous other prizes, it was such fun!
As I said it was Briar and Belle’s first time. Briar has been working so hard with her other horse Bingo and he is such a great horse ( He has my heart). No matter how hard they work, Bingo just can’t take her to the next level. So, Belle is the horse who has a few more skills to get her there. I’m so very proud of my daughter and both of her horses. We have been blessed beyond measure, with two loving animals, a talented trainer and a great show family! Without all of them, this could not be possible!!!!
Thank you, Carolyn Dobbins, Lisa Bullock, LCB Show Horse Family for all that you do for Briar and every other horse lover! You do so much more than you will ever know 🙂
I highly recommend this show, located at Westworld in Scottsdale Arizona held usually in the month of December.
As my birthday approaches and I am getting closer and closer to becoming seventeen, I can’t help but consider my future. College is a scary and exciting thought that has been racking my brain ever since I entered high school. As a freshmen I was just starting to show Bingo at the Arizona Paint Horse Club horse shows. It was immediately evident that Bingo and I were not as skilled as our competition. I threw myself into working Bingo everyday trying so hard to perfect our lope. Previously trainers had brought to my attention that Bingo was just not built to have a perfect lope but I was in denial. Bingo had carried me through my open showing years with grace and we had been named champion multiple times. It did not make sense that my perfect horse had limitations. When collegiate equestrian teams were brought to my attention the pressure on Bingo and I built. I could not imagine having to go through years of college without the creatures that keep me sane. Horseback riding is a stress reliever and showing my passion. By realizing that I want nothing more than to be able to continue my passion throughout college is what eventually led me to realize Bingo has limitations. This is where Belle came in. The search for Belle was a long and extensive one, but it was a worthy one. In the beginning, I was too picky. I wanted a jaw-dropping spotted beauty like Bingo. I wanted spots galore. I wanted a gelding because that is what I had grown used to. I wanted a minimum of 16 hands that excelled in western events. I was shooting for the stars. Eventually after being shown multiple horses and many vet checks falling through I was once again pointed in the direction of Belle. Though she was a brown mare, Lisa continued to point me in her direction. As they say, your trainer knows best. I am so happy that Belle has been added to our family. Everyday I see improvement and she learns so quickly. Belle loves her job and Bingo loves his new one. I could not stand to see Bingo’s talents go to waste and decided that he too needed to move forward. Now he is teaching a new little girl how this crazy world works. She is learning that a lazy horse is the most tiring and rewarding thing out there. She is learning that hard work pays off and I can only hope that she grows to love the equestrian world as much as I have. As for me, I am striving toward a world champion title (hopefully more than one) and a spot on a collegiate equestrian team.