September 7, 2005
It was such a nice surprise to hear from you! The show season has been far beyond our expectations. After the Caledonia Classic we showed at True North where Jenna & Bailey received reserve champion in the green pony division and placed very well in the pony division and the Medal and Classic. It just got better and better after that. We then went to River Valley where she received Pony Hunter Champion – our first cooler! The judge, Barb Mitchell, from Ontario asked for us to place a price on the pony. This was unexpected and a little difficult as we were not even considering selling him. We then went to Paramount in Calgary where our team won Pony Hunter Champion, Short Stirrup Pony Champion, High Points Pony and overall Junior High Points rider and received a beautiful trophy and really nice prize money. Barb has been in contact with Cheri again and she has a client in Florida who she would like to sell Bailey to. I’m torn between the money and how difficult it would be to sell since Jenna is so happy and proud of her accomplishments. Our original plan was to show him for 2 years and sell since she will be 15 next year. This year was to be a transition year where we would do some smaller shows and see how it goes. Well, thanks to your incredible training program, we just jumped right in! She so badly wants to keep him and have more fun and to be honest so do I. We are planning to go to the ASJA finals this year at Spruce Meadows- a dream come true for Jenna to show there.