This year in Fort Worth, Texas the American Junior Paint Horse Association held their annual Youth World Show. With contenders pulling from all over the nation the competition was tough and required everyone to be at the top of their game! The level of competition was amazing.
Bridget and Charismas Play Girl competed in Showmanship, Hunter Under Saddle, and Equitation. This was a great 1st AjPHA World Show for this show team and the girls learned a lot of valuable lessons managing the show pen. It’s a hard task to go to your 1st world show with just 5 shows under your belt.
We are happy to report Bridget and Charismas Play Girl earned a Top 10 in Hunter Under Saddle and 16th in Hunt Seat Equitation.
Also, we would like to congratulate the other members of Team Busby on their accomplishments. To Lauren for her 7th in NY Showmanship, and for being a finalist in Showmanship, Equitation, and Horsemanship, to Brogan Horton for her 3rd Place in Y 14-18 Trail and to Madison Mulch for her 9th in Team Tournament Equitation and being a finalist in Youth Equitation.
Of course we couldn’t go without giving a big THANK YOU to our trainer Suzetta Busby. If it wasn’t for her guidance, patients, and hard work and the support of the Busby Farms crew, such a successful first world show wouldn’t have been possible. And Of course many thanks to Madison, Brogan, Lauren, and Cody, for becoming such amazing friends and for all your support and help along the way. And to the parents for all their hard work in order to support what we love to do and all the sacrifices they make.
Charismas Playgirl and Bridget spent about a month preparing for the AjPHA World show at “Busby Boot Camp” with trainer, Suzetta Busby of Busby Farms in Clinton, Missouri, with a little extra help from Cody Franklin (#1 Honor Roll Youth Showmanship 2009).
The Busby Farms team consisted of Bridget Comparato and Charismas Play Girl, Madison Malsch and Paintfully Innocent, Lauren Wainscott and My Double Investment, and Brogan Horton with Zippos Paycheck.
The team worked diligently everyday leading up to AjPHA World Show practicing rail and patterns. They also managed, in their spare time, to create their own music video documenting their path to the world. The girls had an amazing time making new friends and learning new skills.