On the flipside, I was pretty unhappy with how I shot the day. I had a lot of misses and a lot of pretty meh photographs, and I'm not sure why. Was I rusty? Tired? Fried from a 3.5 hour trip getting there? Probably a combo of all of the above, but the end result was that I'm pretty nervous, as I don't have a huge number of good pictures to choose from for my article. D'oh! It was a good lesson in being sharp and adequately rested for next time.
Here are some of the ok shots I got:
(Emily Van Gemeren and Berkley in the Intermediate)
(Cute pony in the Young Rider intermediate)
(Lisa Barry flies the big table in the Advanced)
(Colleen Rutledge and Shiraz cutting a beautiful picture against the rolling Dutchess County hills)
(My friend Caitlin on her way to a clear round in her first advanced!!)
(Megan O'Donaghue looks pleased with Pirate)
(Pony Power!! This horse is a half-brother by sire to Ky and goes Advanced - speaks well to the little dude's athletic potential!)
I'm getting pumped, because on Tuesday I'll have my first lesson since early June!! I think Ringo's been going well, but I can't wait to get some professional feedback again.