|1.||Pal has Gone.||Read it Now|
|2.||Harsh Ways.||Read it Now|
|3.||Still Floor.||Read it Now|
|4.||Keep it Silent.||Read it Now|
|5.||Out or Shot.||Read it Now|
|6.||Does Anyone Want To Risk Their Life?!||Read it Now|
|7.||My Choice.||Read it Now|
|8.||Who?!||Read it Now|
|9.||Hi! I have a horse!||Read it Now|
|10.||Tammie & Trinity!||Read it Now|
|11.||Unlock Your Horse's Talent.||Read it Now|
|12.||Say Hello To Trinity!||Read it Now|
|13.||And She Goes Clear!||Read it Now|
|14.||Ousland Stables.||Read it Now|
|15.||I'm Part of a Herd!!||Read it Now|
|16.||Ridden & Hacked.||Read it Now|
|17.||Saturday.||Read it Now|
|18.||Off We Go!||Read it Now|
|19.||Splashing Time!||Read it Now|
|20.||Pick Someone Special.||Read it Now|
|21.||XC!!||Read it Now|
|22.||Show Day!||See below|
|23.||Emily & Mushie.||Read it Now|
|As soon as they arrived at the showground, they settled the horses, plaited their manes and tails, and walked the courses. Soraya was entered in cross country, show jumping, and a chase me charlie competition. She didn't know how far Trinity would go, but it would be fun! Susan was impressed with her hard work and her understanding of the two courses, and she was in the same jumping class as her! She was also entered in dressage with Tammie, and had been working hard over the passed week to really get the mare moving.|
Now, Trinity and Tammie looked gorgeous. Their coats were sparkling and their tack was spotless. Susan and Soraya were really proud. Johnny, Soraya's mum, the girls from the stables, Clare & Jack, Craig, Sam, Jamelia, and Simon all arrived to watch them. The girls had been a little confused when Susan had announced that her and Soraya were going to a show. Soraya wasn't supposed to be her favourite! Tina and Lucy were!! But before the gossip started, Susan had said that Soraya had found it and had asked her if she could go.
Susan was in the dressage class first. She worked Tammie beautifully through the perfected routine and kept her aids invisible. Her body moved with the horse and her position was perfect. She looked immaculate on top of Tammie. Then, it was Soraya's turn in the cross country. She galloped Trinity forwards and aimed her at the more difficult fences. They jumped over logs, brushes, corner fences, gates, barrels, drop fences, water jumps, and they splashed through two stretches of water, had a fantastically long gallop, hopped up and down steps, completed two complicated combinations and whizzed through the finish line. Everyone crowded round the trailer, as they complimented her riding and how well she had done.
Next, the show jumping class went underway. Susan was a few horses before Soraya, so she couldn't guide her through the light warm up. Instead, Soraya worked Trinity through her paces alone. Then, she watched the lady complete the course, cheered her on her clear round, jumped a couple of pratice fences, and was called into the ring.
As the bell rang out, Trinity bounded into an energetic canter. Flashing the course through her mind, Soraya guided the Thoroughbred towards the first jump. They rounded it easily and then moved on to the next few fences. The jumps ranged between 1ft 4in, to about 3ft 6in. There was a tricky triple bar in the middle, which had difficult strides for the pair. Soraya decided to collect the mare up, and they managed to fit in three strides in between each. It would've been too risky to lengthen the strides incase the mare became flat.
Soon, they were heading towards the last fence. It was a mighty, brightly coloured, 3ft 6 fence, made up of four poles. It was chunky as well, and had been causing people problems. Horses had freaked out and refused it, others had ran out, and others hadn't spotted the width and had knocked poles. Only three people were in the jump-off so far. Susan was one of them. As Trinity sprang back onto her hindquarters, she examined the jump. Then, they propelled through the air, and effortlessly landed clearly on the other side. The audience errupted into applause, and Soraya grinned with pride. How had this mare come so far?!
When they had left the arena, Jamelia, Sam, Johnny, and Craig went up to them. Trinity was pleased and relaxed, as Soraya dismounted and ran up her stirrups. She grinned at them all. They all complimented her riding and work with the horse. Jamelia even went forwards and hugged the girl. She missed her loads, and was so happy that she had been invited to the show.
Soon, the cross country classes were over, and the placings were being announced. Soraya listened to the loudspeaker, while talking to Susan about the jumping course. They would be challenging each other in the jump-off. It was only fun, and they both promised to try their hardest. Soraya didn't want Susan throwing in the competition for her.
"And in first place is Soraya Evans & Trinity!" The loudspeaker announced. "Can we have all those winners in the cross country paddock now, please?" Soraya turned to Susan and hugged her. She had won her class! Then, she turned to Trinity, untied her, walked her out, adjusted the girth, and remounted. She had a lap of honour to do!
When she was in the field, a man walked up to her and handed her a rosette. It was large and beautiful. Then, she was given an envelope. She never realised that there was a cash prize! It was £200!! She tucked her winnings into her pocket and made sure that they were safe. Then, she was shown the way for the lap of honour, turned Trinity, and bounded forwards. They glided over the ground, with no one in front of them. All eyes were on her and her stunning mare. They deserved it.
After the lap of honour, Susan told Soraya to begin warming up with her. The jumping class was almost over and the jump-off would be very soon. There were eight people to battle for the prizes, but only three could win. It was very serious. So, Susan and Soraya warmed up together. The jumps would be higher for the jump-off, ranging from 2ft to about 3ft 9. It would be tight and difficult. There were just four fences to jump.
When they had warmed up and popped over a couple of crosspoles, they went and stood by the fence. A girl was struggling with the triple. She knocked down two of the fences, and then refused the last jump. When they finally went over it, everyone cheered, even though they dropped a pole. It was a decent effort, but the girl clearly wasn't ready for it. People can have bad days, though. Next, a man went in on a bay horse, who was confused and frightened. He spooked if he got too near to the audience, crashed through the first few jumps, and then dropped his rider over the first of the triple. As the man hit the floor, he held onto the reins, freaking out the gelding. Finally, he let go, and the horse trotted away, breaking into a sweat.
Then, a few more riders went in and failed. The audience was eager to move onto the jump-off, to watch able riders success and battle against each other. The team went in and set the jumps higher, while Soraya and Susan examined the course. It would take a while to go around the track, and the best route was to weave through jumps. The first pair to tackle it were looking pretty nervous, the rider was gripping, and the horse was worked up. It was a recipe for disaster, but they managed to get around it with just four faults in 26 seconds. The next pair got 8 faults in 30 seconds, and the person after them was dropped. A couple of others collected faults, but then one went clear. The girl was looking smug. Soraya could tell she was snobby and stuck up. She couldn't win! Then, Susan was in. She battled the jumps easily, and took them all in her stride. She weaved in between jumps, which was something nobody else had done. Soraya would look like a copy cat, but they had worked on it together. Susan was beaming as she landed 10seconds faster than the snob.
As Susan left the arena, she passed Soraya and wished her good luck. She told her to keep to the plan and that she would success easily. So, they battled the first two jumps well. Trinity jumped over them with inches to spare, and the time was ticking by. They sped to the next one, Soraya checked Trinity, and they hopped over beautifully. It was simple for her, as that was the tactic that she used in cross country: Go as fast as you can, check the horse a few strides before and after the fence, and then go as fast as you want to again! She had to keep it controlled and serine in the jumping ring, though, so could only canter. They turned smoothly towards the last fence, Soraya reassured herself and her mare, and they flew over it with power and shape. When they landed, the girl glanced at the clock. She hadn't beaten Susan, but she'd beated the snob!! She'd been just a second slower than the lady, but they were in the lead by miles. They'd won!
When they were called into the ring, Soraya and Susan congratulated each other and the snob. She just tutted, rolled her eyes, and ignored them. She had lost. All she won, was a numnah of her choice from the GallopGear catalogue. She received a token, and sat sulkily on her horse. Soraya won £100, and Susan received £200. She had also been placed second in dressage, so the pair had won £300 each!! It was brilliant.
As Tammie and Susan led the lap of honour, Trinity and Soraya merrily bounced along behind them. It had been a successful and fun day. Everyone was pleased and proud with them, and after they'd rubbed down their horses and rugged them up, Susan treated Soraya to ice cream. They met up with the others, and soon the snob approached them.
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