Ronja’s First Horse Show

Happy rider

This past weekend, Ronja participated in her very first horse show. She started riding almost 2 years ago when she was 5 years old, and let me just say, she was less elegant then than she is now.

She has loved riding from the very first time, and she never complains about going to her riding lessons in the evening after school, even when she’s tired. Mads and I haven’t got that much horse experience between the two of us, and riding was something Ronja chose for herself and continues to enjoy, every single week. It was a good decision!

Yesterday, Ronja was happy, proud, and excited all mixed together, and we so enjoyed seeing her at the horse show.

Warming up

Ronja and Borte during the show

Ronja at the award ceremony

Frida had a hard time coping with the fact that you don’t get a rosette, if you’re not part of the competition. That’s how she ended up looking the way she does below. Ronja on the other hand, earned a shared 2nd place, and was  at least 2 feet taller for the rest of the day.

Ronja with her rosette and Frida


  1. Millie says:

    Ronja looks so natural on, and with her pony…I am so glad she’s enjoying it. I used to ride as a child, until I was in my 20’s in fact. I’d love to take it up again.

  2. Astrid says:

    Millie – I have actually been wanting to learn how to ride, but we don’t really need more projects at the moment, and I’m just enjoying the fact that Ronja loves it so. You should get back to it, if you have the time and energy!

  3. Millie says:

    Time is the biggest issue! My mother (at 67!) still has a horse which I could use, but I can’t find time just yet. We are in the process of doing up a farmhouse, to live on the farm, rather than 3km away, and when we move there, I hope to get a pony for the children, and quiet horse for me. That’s the plan anyway. Maybe by the time my little ones start school….in September 2013!!

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