Memorial Day Weekend, for us, was spent in Huron, SD at the SD NBHA (National Barrel Horse Association) Finals. I’ve been waiting for just the right moment to announce this and haven’t found it yet, so I figured that this might be it. About a two months ago I began thinking about holding some barrel races here at our place. Or around the area somewhere, to give the girls a place to go. I thought that sanctioning them with some other groups would bring in more girls. So I contacted the NBHA Director in SD 04 and she told me that there was no one directing the district in which my county falls. So I contacted the State Director, and shortly thereafter was appointed the new Director of a new SD District- 05. I have 7 counties to plan barrel races for. I’m not altogether sure how the whole thing is going to work, but I suppose I can learn as I go along!
Now that I’ve gotten all off topic…
Friday night was sort of a warm up race- it was sanctioned for several districts, mine included. It started with a youth run, in which Kelsey won the 2D. And Ve- I’m sorry you can’t see these! Can I send them to you in email and have them work? Here’s that awesome video:
She also made a really pretty run on Thursday night at Dupree, SD:
We didn’t get good video of Gump, because Kels tried to film him from the back of Pommel, who didn’t want to be still. He was 3 out of the money. Shuttle ducked again- in front of not just only the second, but the third too. All that after making a pretty run the night before. Here’s the pretty run:
I have a lot more to announce and share (Like a new vaccuum, a cool new Zach project, and show the Monday HS rodeo run in the mud), but I’m overwhelmed with work to do- we have to sort pairs today, I need to go to one of the river pastures to check on Nora, and I’m still editing video of the studs that we shot last week. I gotta be done sitting here.
Oh and as an aside- I’m still reading everyone’s blog, but my comments are fewer and farther between when there’s gorgeous weather outside- and I don’t stay as caught up on everything as I’d like. But it doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy them less. Please accept my apologies.
Here’s to hoping everyone has a happy Wednesday!