Wednesday, August 19, 2009

2nd Pony Cousin Stampede

Our long weekend was wonderful!
The stampede was successful!
The weather was cooler, windy at times,
and nippy at night.
I wasn't prepared for that.
The Copperpony was cold.
I only brought his fly sheet.
The Desertrose loaned me another one
and we doubled up on them,
and he was all snugly!
I thought I'd share some pictures I took
of Dusty






You can see my reflection in his eye!

Dusty took his bit perfect every time


Here I am with our many ribbons we won!
We took 1st in the relay race
with Palomino girl!
3rd champagne glass
6th in pole bending
7th in barrel race & trail course
8th in key hole
I won the trophy for " Cowgirl Couture"

Dusty tied up on our ride to the river




I am so proud of my Copperpony!
He was such a good boy.
Thank you to all my Pony Cousins
for such a great time.
I am so blessed.
I love and miss you all.
Dusty Devoe

13 comments:

Desert Rose said...

Yes your Copperpony was such a good boy...till time to load up and go home! Maybe he wanted it to last longer too!

jane augenstein said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! Wow, you all have the most fun! Wish I had a family of horse people to do things with, I have no one in my family who is a horse person, only me. Great pictures!
~Jane

Kritter Keeper said...

ahh, copper pony is so cute! congrats on all of your ribbons. you all are such a great family!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Great photos.

Sounds like a great time was had by all. So I hope you will explain what the 'Champagne award' was...and the Cowgirl Couture'?

~Lisa

Pony Girl said...

Mom, you and I actually tied for first in the champagne class! :) You only got a 3rd place ribbon because we didn't have ribbons for two people to get the same one, remember? I'm glad you guys made it to the river,finally! Dusty was so good this year, you didn't need any help with him~ except to hold the stinker for fly spray. Such a fun trip, we are so lucky to have so many family members who love to ride!

Paint Girl said...

Dusty was really good this year, like PG says "Most Improved"! Definitely! Maybe you will enter the lope category next year? :)

K. T. Sparks said...

You all make me wish I were a cousin! You have so much fun and share the spirit of the Cowgirl way and enjoy your horses so much. You have fun and are not afraid to do it! Congratulations on your ribbons and what a wonderful gift to each other!

Sares said...

I think I've heard most of the stories now and it sounds like you all had a really great time. I'm glad you got to get in so much riding this year. Cooperative weather helps! Good for sweet Dusty for being such a good boy!

Mary Olson said...

I'm glad it went to well! Sounds like you've got all your confidence back. What a great family tradition!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Awesome!! You guys did great!!! And I totally agree with your fantastic daughters, you do deserve a "most improved" award!! You spent so much time getting him ready for that and you did awesome!! Congrats to you!! And I am so glad you girl's are sharing this with us!! It's such a blast to read!!

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

You and Dusty seemed much more relaxed at this year's stampede. It makes a difference - really. Like Paint Girl says, sometimes we need to sit there, take a deep breath, and let it out. You and Dusty really let it out. You have always been my fav!

John and Regina Zdravich said...

Wonderful pictures!! Congratulations on your awards. Looks like you guys had such a great time...You are so fortunate to be able to do that type of thing......Loved hearing about it.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Oh I LOVE these pictures! Horses eyes are so knowing, deep, and expressive. Now I miss my horse as well as Bo! Waaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!

Thanks for coming by and cheering me up. It meant a LOT! :)