Diving into Arabian Youth Nationals!
Four Bay View horses and two 10 and under riders traveled to Oklahoma City last week to compete at the 2017 Arabian Youth Nationals put on by the Arabian Horse Association. Alex Harnett-Purdom, 8 year old rider competed in HA/AA English Pleasure, Arabian English Pleasure, Huntseat Eq Not to Jump, Hunter Pleasure, and crossrails on Bling Bling Gal and Melange Ali RW. Alyssia Davis, 10 year old equestrian competed in showmanship, dressage, hunter pleasure and huntseat equitation. The event was a wonderful learning experience and we had the opportunity to meet so many new people!
Alex got caught on camera!!
And yes, it was very sweaty! Temperatures topped out at 110 degrees! We were very appreciative of the hospitality of all the barns and the wonderful sportmanship of all the competitors. Thank you to Cortese Arabians (our barn neighbor for the week) for all your help, support and guidance! Cannot wait to expand and share this experience with many more riders at Bay View in the future!