While I had intended on going to every show in this series, Covid happened in our home, so I was limited on how many shows I could get too. Thanks Covid. And I have to say – it was pretty awful. I was tired, yet couldn’t sleep. I was achy, and medicine didn’t help. And of course I was freaked out because of everything I have heard and read of what can happen if you get Covid.
But thankfully, myself and my husband have recovered. I still can’t smell all the time, but my ability to taste has mostly come back. Which is wonderful – not being able to taste or smell, well lets just say eating was NOT any fun.
So I was only able to get to 2 of the shows in the Summer in the Rockies series which was organized by the Langer Equestrian Group. And while the first show we went to seemed to be a let down of the past shows, this one was SOOOO much fun!
The jumps were beautiful, as were the horses-of course. And the show grounds at the Colorado Horse Park are just incredible. Of course we always go on a Saturday, because we are off from work. And when I say we, I mean myself and my best horse bud Lynda. She is my partner in crime for all of the shows at the horse park.
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The $100,000 Grand Prix
And we get to the horse park bright and early on Saturday mornings to watch the Grand Prix. This series has changed the timing of the big even to be first thing in the morning. Which I am grateful for, because the late afternoons out here are typically hot, and if there is going to be rain that is when it happens. So while some may be disappointed that the Grand Prix takes place first thing in the morning, I am very happy about it.
I think it’s nice because we can go to the show in the morning, get motivated and then go home and work with our own horses! And that is exactly what I did. I came home, and gave both of my boys baths, loved on them and dreamed of taking Plezant to a show. I know, dare to dream…
But let’s get back to the horse show!
I was really impressed with the jumps. They were different than I have seen in the past. I like change, when it comes to horse jumps.
It was nice to see the variety. And a lot of jumps I have never seen before.
Like this domino jump! It was SO pretty!
And this green jump. The standards were 3-D, very cool.
There was also a lot of greenery to add a little something extra to the course, which made it really fun for my picture taking. Lots and lots of different types of foliage. Just so pretty! Langer did a great job with who they picked to be the course designer. Not only was it visually appealing for spectators, the course itself for the Grand Prix seemed challenging for the riders.
And the main hunter ring was beautiful as always too. But the hunters are the beauty pageants of the horse show right? Don’t get me wrong, I do like watching a horse look graceful and beautiful. But my heart really belongs to the jumper ring.
And there seemed to be more vendors at this show too. Which was awesome! We did take some extra time and do a little shopping while we were on the showgrounds this time. I think we were lingering because deep down, knowing this was the last show for the series, we knew we won’t be back for a bit.
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So many enticing trailers, and deals to look at! I saw these belts, and I was so tempted. If they would have had halters in this pattern too, I would have bought both. So I had to ask, and sadly, no they didn’t have halters in this pattern. The pattern I am talking about is the belts in the right hand part of the picture. Do you see them? Do you know where I can find a leather halter with this Aztec, or whatever pattern this is called? If you do – PLEASE tell me! I would love to have a halter like this for Plezant! Ok, actually I want a halter for both of my boys, and a matching belt for myself. Go big or go home right? Don’t be a quitter – right Vickie?
We stopped by this cute boot by Bohemian Spirit Horse, and it was AWESOME. We talked with the owner for a little bit, she was so nice and friendly, and her products are so nice. I found a belt that I love, so I had to have it.
Her booth was just so pretty – so many beautiful, handmade products, just wow.
And she makes all of these items! The one product that really captured me were the belt buckles. She makes them!
How cool is that? They are very pretty, and would look awesome on the belt I bought from her. I was happy when I got home and did a Google search, I found the Bohemian Spirit Horse website. Now, I can shop there whenever I like, I don’t have to wait to find her at a future show.
She even has beautiful bridle charms. They aren’t listed on the website yet – hopefully they will add them, they are very unique and pretty!
And then we stopped by the Farm Vet Trailer. It was literally a horse trailer – and it was amazing inside!
I really needed to buy fly spray, because the flies are getting to be annoying. I haven’t had to buy fly spray yet this year. I think a lot of that has to do with the Simplifly supplement I feed my horses – it really helps. But here we are, the end of July and I need fly spray. So we stopped by the Farm Vet trailer to see if they had any. And oh my goodness, yep, they had fly spray – as well as anything else I could have possibly needed!
Holy moly, this trailer was stocked, and like a candy store to both Lynda and I.
Honestly, this trailer was better than walking into the local Dover Saddlery store, sorry Dover’s, but it was.
They had the Ultra Shield Fly Spray that I love to use, and it was the same price for the gallon as it is when I buy it from Amazon. And the rep working in the ‘store’ aka trailer, was so nice and helpful. I was very impressed. I even saw products I have never seen before.
Sporty Haft Spray – this looks cool. It helps you ‘stick’ in the tack. I might have to try this in the future. But I had hit my spending limit with buying the fly spray, and belt. So the Sporty Haft Spray will have to wait for a future shopping spree. The reviews of the product are really good. So I will give this a try. I love finding new products!
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And lingering around, I found many photo opportunities. As well as potential DIY projects for the future.
This horse planter is so adorable! My son has a welder, so maybe I can ask him to help me make something like this – I love it!
And how cute is this dog? Oh my goodness, he is even wearing a tie! His owner said he is saving the bow tie for Sunday.
Oh my goodness, so cute! And speaking of cute, how about this little cutie…
So many photo opportunities! And while I have many, many more photos, I will save those for another post. I think this is a good place to end for today. I just had so much fun at the show with Lynda, I had to share this with you!
I think overall, this was one of the best experiences I have had at the horse park, at least in the past couple years. Everyone was so friendly, and nice. Something that seems to be lacking from our population lately. So being around likeminded people, that were just happy to be doing something that they love was amazing.
My hat is off to you Langer Equestrian Group, well done! You put together an incredible show that was fun for a horse show lover spectator. Good job! Please keep coming to Colorado for your shows!