Sunday, June 23, 2013

Comme en Provence


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Can you guess where we are?  Are we in Provence?  No, it just looks like Provence.  Shelley competed in a horse show at Clairmont Show Stables right here in central Alabama, about seven miles from where we live! Clairmont is a lovely barn, and they're fantastic hosts.  You can see photos of the pretty barn above.  (Yes, they are photos of the barn!)


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Shelley helping Elmo get accustomed to his new surroundings.


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Shelley riding in her equitation class


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Shelley won her first equitation class!



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Shelley was awarded first and second place in her equitation classes.  She came in third (twice) and fourth in her courses.


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Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

18 comments:

  1. congratulations to your beautiful daughter!!!

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  2. Such a beautiful place to compete. Congratulations Shelley!!

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  3. Way to go Shelley - congrats on the blue ribbon (and all the others).

    What a gorgeous barn. I only twigged after a few photos that it was indeed a barn. I would happily move in (well if the horses move out that is). By the way, how do you get your horse down there?

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  4. Congrats to Shelley, she sure is a winner and a beautiful equestrian! I know you are so proud of her. Thanks for sharing the Provense in Clairmont, lol.. Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  5. I absolutely love the picture of Shelley helping Elmo. What a great candid shot. The barn is beautiful and way to go Shelley for earning the blue!!!

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  6. I could definitely live in a barn. This brings back great memories of our days on the circuit.

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  7. What a lovely stable! You certainly have made me long for my own horse show days!!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  8. Congrats to Shelley, what a beauty. The barn is wonderful. Enjoy your week. Kathy

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  9. Congrats to Shelley! I really did think those charming photos were of European decent.

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  10. Congratulations to your girl. Good for her-her hard work has paid off handsomely. Love that barn, too-xo Diana

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  11. Congratulations Shelley! The best is yet to come for you.

    I'm equally happy because Ricki decided to link up your achievement in my blogging series. Thanks Ricki. With the support of the entire family, Shelley will go a long way.

    Have a great week Ricki!

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  12. Well done Shelley! What a stunning barn!

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  13. Congratulations to Shelley. I know you are very proud :)
    Hugs,
    Laura

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  14. Your daughter and her horse are both beautiful and so is the setting. That's a whole other world I know little about.

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  15. *Gasp*...What a beautiful barn! Congrats to Shelley!

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  16. Ah, I’m happy I didn’t miss seeing this post. Congratulations to Shelley. What a beautiful place to take classes. I would move into that barn RJ!

    ~Emily
    The French Htuch

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  17. Way to go Shelley!!

    I have a think for barns.

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  18. Wow, Shelley, how awesome!! Congratulations to her and everyone. What fun and a lot of ribbons!!! I'm so proud of her!! Hugs

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