Monday, May 17, 2010

Horse Show!

As you know, Owen receives Hippotherapy at Special Strides since September of 2009. Http:// It's a great place in Monroe. This year was the 2nd Annual Country Fair and Horse Show and Owen participated. It was a fundraiser for Special Strides as they are a not for profit organization.

He had a blast, and everyone came out to see our little man ride. We got to the Fair late because of horrible traffic, and just walked around and played some games until it was time for Owen's show at 4:10pm. Sarah came with us as well. Aunt Daneen, Uncle Pete and the girls were there when we arrived along with Aunt Corey. Grandma and Pop Pop came later and we were surprised with Uncle Brian and Danielle! Uncle Brian pretended he had to work but came! The girls just adore the ground he walks on and both jumped to see him. Overall, I think Jenna had more fun than anyone because she kept winning at the stands.

Owen ran around like a lunatic. He got a great tee shirt for riding and the girls showed their support by getting one as well and wearing it!

Mary and Co. also came out from the DD Board. Her girls were SUPER cute as usual matching in the best little outfits. I tried to get a photo of the two O's together but this was the best I could get.

We got a great shot of everyone who came to see Owen but not with my camera.
I'm waiting for Aunt Daneen to send it
. Hint, Hint!

Owen also handled the Bounce House really great. He did great with all the kids in there and really was playing. The girls did a great job in making sure he didn't get crushed!

We couldn't forget about Miss Laurie and Miss Maureen. Miss Laurie is in red and she's the founder of Special Strides and Owen originally started with her in therapy, then Miss Maureen came and stole his heart.

Then, he rode and it was so great to see! He got a little noodlelike at first I think because he didn't know what was going on, but then he did great, followed directions and showed his stuff!

Then, he received his ribbon and wouldn't cooperate as shown :)

When he was done, he ran out of the area, out the barn door and directly to where Rich normally parks the car for his weekly therapy session and when Rich asked him where he wanted to go, he looked him square in the face and replied "Home".

Overall, I'd say it was a great day :)


Aunt Corey said...

It was a fabulous day and I'm so glad I got to see O in action! Thank you for inviting me :) xoxo

Anonymous said...

The pictures are great!!!! Thanks for sharing with us! Ms. Beth

Anonymous said...

Thank You much for letting Sarah come with you She loves to be with Owen and still doesnt quite get that fact that your sisters kids arent her cousins LOL Owen looks great on that horse and Sarh told me He LOVED the bouncy House

daneen said...

Sooo much fun. We are so proud of Owen's ability to ride! What a spectacular day!
Love u Owie!
Aunt Neen

Grandma said...

Loved all the pictures and especially loved seeing Owen doing his thing. He did GREAT!!!!
Love ya Owen
Grandma and Pop Pop