So we left off after RCRA Trillium 1 with two 1sts, a 2nd, a 3rd and a champion ribbon. Which means I got a lot of points. Which means I moved way up in the standings. Which means if I did well at RCRA Trillium 2 I could win a beautiful wool cooler. Also I would continue to earn points and there by solidify my spot to championships.
As you may recall, this was not my plan. I was supposed to be done showing after the requisite 7 shows. It wasn’t even in my plan to make it to champs. All I wanted was a pretty ribbon at banquet.
And then I got competitive.
This was probably the best warm-up we had all summer. We ended up placing 3rd out of 7 entries in the 2’6″ hunter warm-up.
The pressure was for a repeat of the previous weekend. Too much pressure. I flopped in the first round. We were under the rhythm and had bad distances all over the place. I managed to fix some of the problems and had a much better second and third round.
The day was hot and there were only 7 entries in the division so they decided to jog us only once for all three ribbons. My first round was the worst so of course we jogged 7th. Which meant I had to wait and watch 6 people ahead of me get three ribbons each. Would I place higher than 7th for any round… all the sevenths were given out… would I place higher then sixth for the other rounds… all the sixths were given out… all the fifths and fourths also left the ring.
And then the hack. Although I don’t feel that we hacked as well as the weekend before it was good enough for a 4th place ribbon.
As I was approaching the in gate I was told to hang back. The Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons where handed out to two other girls. And then high point winner of the series was announced and that very beautiful wool cooler was draped over Tucker. Yay!