Jumpers at Tranquility Manor Farm

I have soooo much to catch up on, don’t I? We’re still experiencing the old “Ott Luck” that I talked about here for years. This week, Barrett had an incident with a bat and we ended up in the ER with rabies shots. Oh yes, yes, the familiar Ott Luck has struck again….

At any rate, I want to go through some photos here and there. We had a really fun horse showing season. I’ve finally learned how to maneuver the new horse trailer pretty decently, so we’ve hauled our horses to shows here and there. Erynn has done amazingly well. She showed 2’6″ to 2’9″ jumpers, and has another wall full of ribbons. Here’s some images at Tranquility Manor Farm a few weeks ago. She came out of this one alone with a third, a first, and a reserve champion.

I have to give everyone credit who does hunters and jumpers.  These courses have to be memorized, and I’m going to be horrible with that part when I eventually do this too.  Erynn’s definitely concentrating on her course here….

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Her horse does pretty good with jumpers – she can make some really sharp turns – here Erynn had to double back

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This was her first place course – notice she has lost her stirrups. She doesn’t miss a beat and continues. She actually jumps better bareback, so it’s almost like she’s happy that she lost her stirrups with that big smile on her face!
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Look at that – still, no stirrups.
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She knows she won first here before they even announced it. She flew through the course, clean. Notice her riding instructors horse is next to hers… they are full brother and sister – I guess that’s pretty obvious. A lot of people ask me what kind they are and are surprised when I tell them – Tennessee Walking Horse and Quarter Horse/Paint mixes.
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For fun – here’s a video of Erynn’s first place ride at Featherdown Farms as well….

Erynn and Stormy at Featherdown

and just for fun for those who have riders in the family. Here’s what I have to put up with during the year – Erynn riding and jumping Stormy with no bridle, no bit, and no saddle this past winter. I’m afraid for the day she discovers cross country!

No Bridle, No Bit, No Saddle

About Jodie Otte

Maryland Newborn Photographer and Child Portrait Artist, Jodie Holstein-Otte, specializes in unique photography of newborn babies, kids, and families. She works on location in Harford, Howard, Cecil, Anne Arundel, Baltimore and other areas throughout Maryland. She uses both both natural lighting and soft studio lighting techniques.