Saturday, June 27, 2009

Tri-State show

So it's been a week since we've been at the last show and I'm FINALLY getting pictures and results up. :) Sorry about that everyone. I know at least a few of you were really looking for them.

We left Friday afternoon for Ohio after a good rain/thunderstorm for like the past 24 hours and everything was good and soaked. We made it there without any hitches, didn't see any tornadoes, didn't run into any rain or get into any wrecks. Abigail and I conked out in the back for the whole 2 hour drive. I was still exhausted when we got there but I was feeling some better. We got everyone settled in, discovered our feeders that have worked everywhere else weren't going to work here and headed to the nearest Goodwill and Dollar Store to get some of the cheapest tupperware/boxes/etc. we could find.

Saturday morning we hadn't done a thing to our showmanship animals the night before so we were busy from 5:30 'till show time getting them all cleaned up and lookin' pretty. Senior (which I was in) started first and I was very thankful to have known this judge from before. I was VERY relaxed in the ring and it showed when I got 1st place. I was pretty excited! ;) So Abigail went out and got 2nd in Intermediate which was very cool as well. Oh, and in overall....I won. Then we moved right into Alpines (which we only brought Gala). Everyone placed well, especially the bucks at the end of the day with Presto and Card placing first, Grand Champion and Best of Breed two times each! Woohooo!

Sunday we woke up a little later since we didn't have much show prep, had a little church service with some other goat people and got to showing. It was hot all weekend but we made it through the show. On the way home we were held up in traffic for about 45 min. with a bad accident. It was so terribly hot I was afraid the goats weren't going to hold up but they made it through fine. We heard that the next day the accident was an RV and a bus carrying a football team. Somehow another vehicel was involved and the person in that car was killed. 14 others were brought to hospitals. Makes me really aware how short life can be and so thankful to know where I'm going. :)
Mandie and I in Senior Showmanship.
When we traded goats I got a Saanan doe. When the judge asked me to step back and tell me a few things I noticed first I hit it right on the head with "sharp and angular"! Wooohooo!

K, I was being silly here. I had just won Overall Showmanship and this was the grand prize!
Abigail in Intermediate Showmanship. She did great!

During shows, Dad and Abigail usually get kinda bored. This is what happens.....
Abigail and Hannah waiting for their turn.
"Huh? You have got to be kidding!"
"Well, I guess it wasn't so bad...."
This little lady kept everyone occupied as well. She was looking around in the barn all day for her babies. She finally found them and sent them all out for us to look at. They were probably about 1/2 grown, but still pretty cute. ;)

The buck show was pretty neat. There weren't a ton of bucks but it was still fun. Let me tell ya though, it was a work out showing them. They are so big and it was so hot and they aren't used to be lead around. They wanted to GO and I wanted them to STAY. :)
This is me showing Presto. He's one good lookin' dude in my opinion. ;)
This in the line up for Champion. I have Card and Abigail has Presto.
Autumn Acres Allegro placed 1st 2x.
Alpine Valleys Prestissimo, placed 2x 1st, 2x Grand Champion, 2x Best of Breed
Kickapoo Valley Saga Andante, placed 1x 2nd, 1x 1st.
Autumn Acres Card, 2x 1st, 2x Grand Champion, 2x Best of Breed

Lately we've been working at Harvey's, swimming once we're done, coming home and either relaxing or working and this week we've had something going on every night. Keeps everything hoping and hectic.

Well, I have to scoot. I'll try to keep updating at least once a week since it's so busy.

God bless you all!


Jenna said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic time Bethany:) You all had some nice results at that show too!

It was awesome talking to you, and I can't wait to see you in just a couple days!!

Love your friend,

Anonymous said...

Those pictures were great!
Can't wait till this weekend!!!

Bethany said...

Jenna and Bri....I can't wait to see you girls this soon either! You know it's been almost a full year already since either of you were at our house? Crazy. ;)

Jenna said...

It's sad that it's been almost a year since we were there last...are you sure?! Well, I suppose we'd better not let that happen again...even though the distance and us both having goats makes it hard.

Love you dear friend:)

Josh said...

Hey Bethany,
Sorry, I just was able to check this post out. I love it! You all did great and earned some titles.
Who was the judge? That's so exciting that you won overall showman! Card looks great, I really like his front end assembly and the rear leg angulation...
Can't wait to see you this weekend! Yeah!