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My Happy List: Horse Show Happy!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My Happy List

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Welcome to My Happy List!!!

This week I only have one item on the list.

Shelley is a member of the Birmingham Interscholastic Equestrian Team, and they competed this past weekend in Atlanta at an IEA Horse Show.  There were around fifteen teams from Georgia, Alabama, and Florida competing at Four Seasons Farm.  The horse show was very well run!  I am so impressed with how sweet the girls are on this team.  They're all a joy to be around! Clair and Pam are excellent coaches, and I'm also enjoying getting to know the team moms.  :D

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The girls have to arrive at the barn at 6:30 AM and prep the horses for the show.  
Shelley, far left, with her teammates

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Shelley watches other riders before her class. 

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One of Shelley's teammates watching her class

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Shelley exits the arena with a fourth place ribbon (they're white).
You can tell she's happy...there were about a dozen riders in her class!


Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Great shots RIcki... I love all things horses!

  2. Ah I miss those days. I loved the fun of horse shows. Exhausting but fun.

  3. I'm so happy for her! What an accomplishment! Enjoy your week! Sweet hugs!

  4. Congratulations to Shelley and her supportive family!

  5. Hurray for Shelley! And it's great that you are loving it, too!


  6. Shelley looks wonderful on top of that horse, she is so sure of herself. Congrats on your Little girl, how wonderful and proud you must feel dear Ricky! Great shots you took too! Thank you for sharing this with us. Thanks for hosting, my friend. Big hugs to Shelley and you.

  7. Sounds like you and Shelley are having a good school year. That's wonderful! I love horse pics and these are great. Congrats on something you all love!!

  8. Yay Shelley! What a fun thing to do and great way to travel and see other parts or states. I know it is a lot on the road but just think of all the memories she is going to have as well as her parents. I love seeing her smile. Love the pictures and Congratulations for the entire family and the special rider.

  9. I see our Happy List is short, but intense too! Good for Shelley - she can work hard and play hard. What an amazing year she is having.

  10. YAY way to go Shelley!!
    She looks so at ease with her friends and so concentrated on her horse!

  11. What fun to be in or attend a horse event.

  12. Congratulations, Shelley! Happy Post indeed! '-)

  13. Wow! Shelley did great.

    I really wanted to write a Happy post this week, but didn't get to it, but I am starting next week's Happy post tomorrow. I have been waiting to have a certain "happy" thing to post and it has happened.

  14. Congrats, Shelley! Your photos are fabulous, Ricki....Christine

  15. Wonderful pictures. If I did not know better I would say the horse in the second picture was posing too by the looks in his eye.

  16. Love these pictures.. I'm a huge lover of horses and wish I could have done this as a young girl:) What fun they are all having and it's great that this is such an enriching experience for all!

  17. Hooray for Shelley. I know you are a proud mom. xo Laura

  18. I think people who ride in Equestrian events are bloody amazing

  19. Awww...hooray for Shelley, her ribbon and a great team! Have fun!

  20. How exciting! Congratulations to Shelley, and her proud Momma!

  21. Well done Shelley! It really does make one happy when your kids find a sport they enjoy!

  22. So amazing-your kiddos are just fabulous (like you)

  23. Oh how fun that Shelley was in a horse show! I love horses, and wish I had one growing up. I rode a wild one up at my brother-in-law's ranch years ago and got the ride of my life. I love the picture of her watching the other riders before her class.



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