A couple of things …
For the second time in the history of my life, my wife Mary kicked my ass in an Amateur Roadster class at a national show.
In 2012, she beat me with Sophie at AMHR Nationals, winning the national championship while I finished second with Zeb.
Last night, at Shetland Congress, she beat me in the Classic Amateur Roadster class, winning the national championship with Zeb, who is double registered as a Miniature horse and a Shetland pony.
I finished second again, this time with Rave.
Then, in the Classic Youth Roadster class, there was the same outcome. Zeb won with Sawyer and Rave was second with Spencer.
As I mentioned earlier this week, Zeb is a very special horse. He has won seven National championships at this year’s Shetland Congress, including Youth, Amateur and Open Roadster. He can make it a clean sweep of the Roadster classes if he wins his Stakes class tonight. He also has won in Youth Jumper, Obstacle and twice in Leadline classes.
Rave is pretty darn special, too. Two years ago, he won the Youth, Amateur and Stakes classes in his height division.
And then there’s this Facebook post from Mary:
I’m so glad the committee for 2015 Shetland Congress did such a wonderful job providing information on local attractions and things to do in the area when not showing horses.
The frugal Sansevere boys chose instead to check out the local pawn shops and came back with, among other things, a bike and a microwave and refrigerator for our tack stalls at the show and couldn’t stop talking about their incredible bargains.
All three work great. And all three, combined, cost under $100. Now that is a bargain.
(The photo below is courtesy of Lyn Morris.)