Monday, September 6, 2010


This weekend was the last show of the year - Championships!

Both Suzanne's horse Phamous and Jan's horse Elvis had a great show.  Phamous, the spunky 19 year old Arabian, was in the 60s in all of his classes.  He earned his 14 year old rider a 1st place in a class filled with fancy warmbloods!  Go Phamous!  His ride times were early, so I missed every class.  I just have not gotten used to how long it takes me to get around with a broken clavicle.

The Futurity was a nail-biter.  The scores from Training Level Test 4 and First Level Test 1 are combined for the placings. 

Team Elvis went into high gear primping.

After the Training Level test on Saturday, Elvis was in second place with a smokin' score of 71.8%.  On Sunday, he earned a 69.167% in the First Level test.  The scores were so tight (and there was math involved!), we really didn't know if he was champion or reserve until the awards ceremony (click here)

That's owner Jan, Elvis, breeder Jeri and rider Shannon.

Phamous is going home to get pampered by Suzanne.  Elvis gets to enjoy a nice break at Jan's home until the weather gets bad.  Then it's back to work!  Stay tuned for photos of these good boys relaxing.


Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Wow what a fantastic..way to round off the year ! a well earned rest...nodoubt !.......Jayne

Louise said...

That is super! What wonderful horses, both of them. They both certainly do deserve their break.

JJ said...

Yay, congrats to both :)

Flartus said...

Elvis is such a beautiful horse. He's the kind of horse that makes little girls fall in love! (Can't watch the video here at work, dangit!)

Sandy said...

Wow, congrats and glad the boys get a nice break and we get to see photos.

~ Tom said...

How wonderful for both horses, and their people! Please give Jan our warmest congratulations! Elvis is gorgeous and obviously Team Elvis deserve to bask in his glory.

~ Tom