HAAS Show – Houston, Tx Jan 9-11,2009 Here we come!Whoo! Hoo! Well, the weather has been really nice lately in Texas, after all those really cold spells with snow. Who would ever think we would have snow in Texas in December. Crazy weather! This weather has been absurd! It kept me from going to see Chance at Optimum for lessons in the month of December. Well, I finally had a lesson with Chance this past week. We had two really good rides! We are as ready as can be for the HAAS Show next week in Houston.
I am excited to do this show, I haven’t shown since last May at the Alamo Fiesta. I love to show horses! It is a terribly expensive addiction! Anyway, I am ready to go and so is Chance.
The HAAS show will be exciting this year, because it will be the first Arabian Show of 2009 that will show under a two judge system. The competitors will receive points and placings from both judges. How cool is that! Two shows for the price of one.
Chance already has all the points he needs to qualify for Regionals and Nationals 2009. Therefore, the points don’t interest me so much. The part I am real curious to see is how the two judges compare in placing the riders in the class. To me, that would seem the challenge. I wonder if that pressures the judges to make sure they are truly unbiased in their judging and truly judge the class right before them. I am curious to see if they judge and place the class relatively close in placings. It will be real interesting. I am sure there will be lots of discussion about this from the riders. Well, we will just have to wait and see.
In addition, their will be a sport horse show at this show too!
Mom and Dad will come out to the show to cheer Chance on, yeah! My parents have always enjoyed coming to the shows! I am glad for their moral support! Showing Arabians, is pretty competitive, especially in our Region 9. We have lots of beautiful horses and a really talented group of trainers in all division in this Region.
The weather is going to be great next week! If you never been to an Arabian Show, come out to the facility at Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy and see what all the action is about! It is free and we would love to share our horses with you!
As Always, Have a Sunny Day! Susanna