View Full Version : NTASHA (Dallas, TX) - Oct 11-12, 2008
The NTASHA show at the beautiful Las Colinas Equestrian facility was October 11 and 12. A little short on Saddlebreds due to some conflicts for some of the Texas barns, but it was a great show for those who were there. Julie Size from S&B was there and will report the highlights. There were several new combinations and divisions for horses and some brand new riders, including my hunt seat horse going saddle seat for the first time and my pleasure horse showing in driving. Both did great, so it was a big success for us. Philip de Bruyn's other horses won their classes too, so the barn did as well as we could.
There was a pair class, a costume class that was spectacular, and several other "fun" classes.
Thanks to Brent and Betsy Cowan and the other volunteers who worked so hard to make this show so enjoyable. Also, a special thanks to Milo Jones and Koren Mercer, who let their little black and white Terrier, "Ivy," ride with me in the show pleasure driving championship. She was a little doll and gave me some good advice on how to drive!
10-14-2008, 08:58 AM
Here's the link to the show results:
They haven't finished posting everything yet, though
And the photographer:
The proofs are up.
10-16-2008, 04:22 PM
For those of you interested in a photo from the photographer, I do not think they will be up on the web sight for another week or so. Gloria (the photographer) had never shot a Saddlebred show before this and I was conversing with her the week prior to the show - so she would know exactly what we look for in a "good Saddlebred photo". I also gave her some reference web addresses to review and a copy of Saddle and Bridle magazine. If you remember last year - there was no photographer ...so please - when she does get the pictures posted - go over and look at them. She told me she was going to try and take an Unbelievable 30 shots of each horse!!!!
I will post back when I know the show photos are on her web sight.
As for the reduced Saddlebred attendance...yes - it was noticable and it sent me running into the office to ask the ladies why - fearing it was economic related. I was relieved to hear it was not. They contacted a few of the barns that normally show at NTASHA who told them there was indeed another show conflict. The other show was a rated show and not a local one, and it did leave me feeling sad. The non-rated schooling shows are the entry point for new riders, new horses and yes - new customers. I fear if we lose them - we will not realize how much we have lost until it is too late! Please support your local shows.
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10-20-2008, 04:47 PM
Candid show photos are posted on my blog now:
I will post when the professional photographer has all of her pictures posted.
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