Continuing on from part 3 of my show report...
The Mid Kansas Live All Performance show didn't leave mini fans disappointed. There was a full performance division just for the tiny athletes, although OF, CM, and AR minis all showed together. I don't show mini performance very often anymore, since I prefer to only show my minis in performance when they have their own division, and that doesn't happen very often at shows. So I was excited that Mid Kansas did offer a separate division for the littler guys. Since I don't show minis often, I only have one Stablemate ready to show who is tacked up and has documentation for his entries - my English horse, Naughty By Nature.
Naughty By Nature is an etchie of the SM G2 Warmblood that I etched myself (and added shoes!) sometime back around 2007 or so. I know I started showing him in 2007 anyway.
The thing with mini performance horses is, once I tack them up, they stay tacked up forever. I learned early on with mini tack that I didn't have the patience to tack and re-tack such tiny horses. So unlike his larger barn mates who show in multiple divisions, Naughty By Nature only competes in English.
I toyed around with tacking up a Western mini performance horse as well and getting entries ready in time for the show, but sadly I ran out of time. So Naughty By Nature was the only mini horse I showed at Mid Kansas, and therefore English was the only mini performance division I entered.
The Mini Performance Division ran in the same order as the OF Performance Division, so Other Performance was first, Western was next, and English was last - which meant I had nothing in the mini ring for most of the day. By the time the Mini English Division started, it was crunch time!
Luckily, Naughty By Nature started off strong.
|Naughty By Nature won first in the Jumper class.|
|Naughty By Nature won first in the Cross Country class.|
|And another first in the Hunter class.|
Naughty scored another blue ribbon in the Indoor Trail class, but only a third place in Outdoor Trail (which I didn't get a picture of unfortunately.)
|Blue for Indoor Trail.|
He came back with another first place win in the Dressage class though, even though the time crunch made me leave out his arena base.
|Naughty with his first place in Dressage, and documentation that is WAY bigger than he is.|
|Naughty was bested by some pretty cool Other English entries.|
|He finished out with second place in Pleasure. He is probably in need of an updated tack set one of these days.|
All the hard work earned us the Mini English Division Championship!
|Naughty By Nature - Mini English Performance Champion|
It was a close call for overall...
Naughty By Nature was awarded Mini Performance Overall Reserve Grand Champion.
|Naughty By Nature - Mini Performance Overall Reserve Grand Champ|
And that finally concludes my show report! It was a long drive to Kansas, but the show was a blast and the trip was well worth it!