OHSET State Trip - My Family Travels
OHSET State competition.

Hey everyone! I am from Elmira, Oregon and am heading up to Redmond in a couple of minutes. That means I have sit in the truck for three hours. And listen to my mom and a couple of her friends talk, boring. Good thing I charged my iPod last night. Well, I have to go load my horse into the horse trailer because we’re heading to Redmond for the State OHSET Meet. OHSET means Oregon High School Equestrian Teams. We were able to qualify for IHOR, or In-Hand Obstacle Relay.

Well, we just stopped at the McDonald’s in Sister’s for some breakfast since we left around five in the morning!  My horse, which is extremely herd-bound, is actually being good for once. She doesn’t like to stop but at least she’s not whinnying. Well, gotta go, talk to you at the next stop!

Wow. That was a boring trip, but we finally made it to Redmond, yay! I got my horse out and let her stretch her legs, a three hour ride is pretty long for a horse.  We first gave her some hay to keep her quiet and then went to find the rest of my team. We found them and heading down to the warm-up course, even though it is a lot smaller than the actual course.

Soon enough IHOR started up and teams started to line up. After an hour or so of waiting we were called up and were waiting for the team in front of us. We ran and were happy in the run, but, unfortunately, we got disqualified. We were a little upset but other than that we were happy that we were even able to run at the state meet.

After staying for another hour or so we started to head home, another long boring trip. I was relieved when we were finally able to relax though. My team had done really well, and I got the experience of my second state meet and a new letterman’s jacket coming this fall. I had a blast and am excited for next year when, hopefully, we won’t get disqualified and I hope that I get to go in more events then just one.

From this trip I learned that everyone makes mistakes and to always be forgiving. My horse was the biggest asset I had though, because without her, I wouldn’t even be on the Elmira OHSET team. I am also very thankful that my mom was able to drive us to Redmond and back in one day.

Well, until next time, this is it, bye! 

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