Whenever I am in the Ventura area, Sarah does her best to come see me ride or ferry me to dinner somewhere.
This time, we got to actually show in the same classes. And as you'd expect from friends, there was no sense of "competition," only a genuine desire to see the other ride well.
When we were at the Christian Schacht Clinic in February, I walked alongside Hemie as a steadying hand on the ground (not that he really needed it) while Sarah waited for her ride to begin. She and Hemie repaid the favor at this show when Sydney needed a calming presence as we waited for our ride time.
Sarah shared these photos from the White Birch Show with me. I don't know the photographer's name, but she certainly captured a genuine air of friendship and camaraderie. I especially love this first shot.