Tuesday, March 23, 2010

20th Annual SD Horse Fair

Stephani and Cullen did very well at the horse fair.  Her stud, Skippen Sir Johnny (goes back to the famous Skipper W) did great.  She also had one of her off spring there, a 4 year old filly, Belle that won the Versatility Contest.  Skip placed 4th.  This was the first year that off spring were added to the Stallion Versatility Contest.
Steph and Skip

Nicole and Steph in their booth that Cullen built.  Steph is a good mentor for Nicole.  Neighbor Cal, made the big horse shoe out of the shoes that Steph used last year.  It has two rows of barbed wire weaved through the shoes.  Cal also made her the picture frames.  He is so talented!
Skip and 4 year old daughter Belle.  Steph has been helping Nicole with her training and Nicole has been working with Belle for a year now. 
Cullen and Steve taking care of the booth!  There was a lot of people stopping to check on Skip, and Steph has some people real interested in getting their mares bred to Skip.   The smaller pictures around the out side of the horseshoe are pictures of some of Skips babies. 
Skips pedigree

The chair they won that was part of the Grand Champion prize.  Their name and horse name was added after the show.
Nicole also got money as part of the Grand Champion Prize and she bought herself a pair of buffalo hide chinks.  Chinks are the leather coverings that are shorter in length than chaps.  In the pictures above, Nicole has on Cullens chinks.

I stayed at the motel with the girls, and Steve and Cullen went home every night to do chores.  Long days at the barn, and I'm now glad to be home again.  It was hard to sit around all day.  My little camera bit the dust, so in between things that Steph was riding in, Cullen took me to Best Buy and I got a new camera.  Upgraded to a Canon PowerShot SX20IS.  So have some learning to do. My old camera just locked up!  Had to remove the battery to get it to shut off, and unlock from the program it was on.  Finally, that didn't even work!  Always happens when you want to use it for something important. 


Shelley said...

I always love seeing the horses! And that Cal is so talented - loved that big horseshoe!!

Rae said...

Very impressive horses. It must have been a wonderful visit, although it sounds like it was a busy one. Too bad about your camera. With the new one you will have lots of opportunities to take more pictures to post here. I am sure Odda and Hooch would be more than willing to pose for some of them.
Glad to know you are home safe and sound now.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Great photos of Steph.. and Skip..well he is awfully handsome! The booth really turned out cute..tell her I said " Get a digital frame next year..and that way you can have lots of photos!!" They aren't very expensive and it would really showcase him well..you can go down there and take lots of new photos with your new camera!! :)

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Wow an impressive display - they did well! Great job Cullen! And Skip and Belle did wonderful - good for them and all their hard work!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Awesome!! Congrats to them!!! The booth is fantastic! You will love that Canon Powershot! That's the one I had before I bought my Nikon! It's a great camera!