March 22-24 found Rancho Godinez in Katy, Texas at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. This show is always top-notch and lots of fun. This year we took 5 horses: Minuet, Jajan, Ganador, Helada, and Sonata. This was a major difference from last year when we were only able to take Helada due to Ganador’s injury. Pedro was in charge of the in-hand classes, and Anna and Savannah covered the riding classes. This was Minuet’s first big show (with us) and as far as we know her first time in riding classes. We have only had her under saddle since February!
Friday night was a special treat since the Friesian horses were doing a demonstration. We got a chance to spend time with our friends Julee and Paul Kula from Wind Spirit Friesians. It will be awesome if Pin Oak decides to add in Friesian classes next year (of course then I will be hauling even more horses to the show!)
While all the horses did well, the champion of the show was little SK Sonata. While she placed 2nd in her Fillies 2 and under class and the Dressage Sport Horse Prospect 3 and under, she won the Yearling Filly Futurity! Then, she made our day by winning the Andalusian Best Movement class!!!! We are so proud of our little champion!
Jajan did well in his classes, but he had some really “off” moments. He took 2nd place in the dressage phase of the Working Equitation class. He did good on the obstacles until he saw the fake bull. His reaction was beyond spooking. It was so extreme in fact that I’m pretty sure he had some kind of a traumatic experience with a bull in his past (maybe that is where the scar on his hip came from). After being shook up by the fake bull, it took quite a bit of work to get him back into a decent frame of mind and he lost focus often. So much for doing well in Working Equitation.
Overall, we had a great time at Pin Oak. We got to see many beautiful horses and hang out with some great friends. We even got to celebrate our “Team Grandma’s” birthday! (We also added a “team Aunt” position to our group). The mares did not have their babies while we were gone. Add to that the show is a charity show and you can’t get much better! Thanks to all the Rancho Godinez team!
5th place – Andalusian Stallions Amateur Handler (Isaias Godinez)
3rd place – Andalusian Heritage Tack and Attire (Isaias Godinez)
2nd place – Andalusian English Show Hack Amateur (Savannah Harrington)
2nd place – Dressage phase Working Equitation (Anna Young)
4th place – Andalusian Country English Pleasure Open (Anna Young)
5th place – Andalusian English Pleasure Hunt Seat Amateur (Savannah Harrington)
2nd place – Andalusian Hunt Seat Equitation 17 and under (Savannah Harrington)
2nd place – Andalusian Western Pleasure Jr. Exhibitor (Savannah Harrington)
5th place – Andalusian English Show Hack Open (Anna Young)
3rd place – Andalusian English Pleasure Hunt Seat Jr. Exhibitor (Savannah Harrington)
3rd place – Andalusian Country English Pleasure Open (Savannah Harrington)
2nd place – Andalusian Dressage Suitability Amateur (Savannah Harrington)
4th place – Andalusian English Show Hack Open (Savannah Harrington)
5th place – Andalusian Jr. Stallions 3/4 years (Pedro Toribio)
4th place – Dressage Sport Horse Breeding Colts 3 and under (Pedro Toribio)
4th place – Dressage Sport Horse Prospect Fillies 3 and under (Anna Young)
3rd place – Andalusian Fillies 2 and under (Anna Young)
5th place – Andalusian Mares Amateur (Isaias Godinez)
1st place – Andalusian Best Movement (Pedro Toribio)
1st place – Andalusian Yearling Fillies Futurity (Pedro Toribio)
2nd place – Dressage Sport Horse Prospect Fillies 3 and under (Pedro Toribio)
2nd place – Andalusian Fillies 2 and under (Pedro Toribio)
4th place – Andalusian Mares Amateur (Twila Godinez)