Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Baby Girl !!!

I can't believe my little one is already 2! I wish she had smiled for the camera so you could see her beautiful dimples she got from her daddy. She makes us laugh everyday. What a blessed mother I am to have my two beautiful girls.

Texas Snow Storm

It is a rare thing that we get a heavy snow in the Brazos Valley in Texas, and yesterday was a wonderful memory for our family. The snow only lasted for an afternoon, but it lasted long enough for us to make a scary lookin' snowman and convert our trashcan lid into a sled for the kids to be pulled by a lead rope. Yes, we are inventive and a little poedunk. It worked great until I sat on it and cracked it. Now all my kids will remember is that Mommy broke the sled.

Here are a few shots I got of our neighbor's cows...

Monday, February 22, 2010

A&M Equestrian vs Kansas State

This past weekend KSU came to town to battle the Lady Ags. They left defeated with a 14-9 loss to the 12th Man.

Sorry I had to leave early and only was able to take pictures of Equitation over Fences. Our next home competition is March 6th vs. OSU. Please come out and show your support...and bring your dog if he's friendly. :)

The face of determination.

Sophomore Elizabeth Solch finishes some last minute touches

Sophomore Jackie O'Connell mounts up for her ride

Gig 'Em Ags

Junior Brooke Coleman

Junior Randi Standley preps a horse for competition

Everyone and their dog brings their dog to the competitions. This lil puppy is getting her first taste of a horse show.

Sophomore Captain Jackie O'Connell

Sophomore Megan Webb

Coach Woolf congratulates her rider.

Senior Lindsey Smith awaits her ride with Coach Woolf.

Monday, February 8, 2010

A&M Equestrian vs TCU

This weekend was the Texas Show Bowl, a competition between A&M Equestrian and TCU Western teams. The head-to-head competition included reining and horsemanship disciplines and was part of the Fort Worth Stock Show's closing weekend events. The A&M English teams competed earlier on Friday morning vs SMU.

The remaining home Spring schedule for A&M is as follows:

Friday, February 19th starting @ 11am: A&M vs Kansas State @ Brazos County Expo Center
Saturday, Mar. 6 starting @ 10am: A&M vs OSU @ Brazos County Expo Center
Saturday, Mar. 13 starting @ 10am: A&M vs New Mexico State @ Brazos County Expo Center

Fri-Sat, Mar 26-27: BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP in Waco
Thurs-Sat, Apr 14-17: NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS @ The Heart of Texas Arena, Waco

Please put these events on your calendar and come support our Aggie gals!

Senior Maggie Gratny in a sliding stop.

Champion's belt. Champion's ring.

Sophomore Abigail Grabein.

Grabein talks with Coach McKay after her ride.

Fellow teammates cheer their riders on.

Maggie's got her game face on...

...and there she goes.

Lipstick and Rouge.

BTHO TCU!!! Ay! Whoop!

Freshman Carey Nowacek.

I just like the TCU shirts. I like purple. :)

Trick of the Trade: Teammate spray paints the bottom of the rider's boots black to create an optical illusion so if the rider's feet "toe-out" it won't be as noticeable resulting in a loss of points.

Junior Randy Standley gets some last minute instruction from Coach Bass.

Ready to ride.

Adjusting her spurs

Freshman Carey Nowacek

Who says you can't squat with your spurs on?

Senior Caroline Gunn.

Head Coach, Tana McKay, cheers on as her rider finishes.

Sophomore Katie Lisabeth pow wows with Gunn and the coaches after her ride.

Horsemanship Coach, Beth Bass, pleased with her rider's MVP honor.