Overheard at the Horse Show

Hang around the in-gate long enough and you’ll overhear some pretty funny things. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “someone should write this stuff down,” we’re all over it.

My weekend was spent at one of my favorite places — a horse show! While I munched on nachos in the stands after some great trips in the jumper ring, I watched the pretty hunters sail by and took in the world around me. People-watching at a horse show is one of my favorite pastimes. Between the panic and preparation, you never know what you might see or hear.

Here are a few of my favorite quotes I picked up on while showing this past weekend:

“WAIT! Don’t go over there, she is changing in that stall!”

“He fell off but he deserved it.”

Child’s trainer: “GALLOP. I SAID GALLOP.”
Child’s mother: “Nope. Nope. Don’t Gallop. This speed is just fine.”

“Bows… bows everywhere.” (An overwhelmed horse show dad.)

You can’t handle the cuteness that comes with 3 pony girls and their adorable bows! Photo by Jamie McDowell

“These breeches fit before I ate all those nachos…”

(Child goes to the green fence.)
“Is she color blind?”

“Don’t tell anyone that I got third out of three…. third sounds like a good placing if you don’t know how big the class was.”

“We schooled well but he hates me so I’m sure the class will be a $#!+ show.”

“He is mad at himself for getting third so he threw his yellow ribbon in the mud…”

Notice the muddy 3rd place ribbon….Photo credits: Candy Jackson

“Mommy, did you see that horse buck over there and that guy whack him with that stick?!”

And my all time favorite from this weekend:

Announcer: “Unfortunately rider is disqualified for going off course.”
Small pony child from my barn: “Another one bites the dust.”

What are some of the weirdest things you have overheard at the horse show?

Go riding and go showing!

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