Each and every time we walk into the show pen, we are “throwing the dice” that today is the day that our horse is prepared and willing and that we will remain on pattern and keep our wits about us. Each time we cross the threshold of an open arena gate, we are taking a gamble that our horse is focused and swift and that we as riders guide our charges through their paces with ease and perfection, running our pattern with the buckle, blue ribbon, or trophy in mind.
For Melanie Koby of Banning, California, the horses in her life have always been a product of family.
From an early age, Melanie recalls her grandmother’s influence on her love for the animal, and similarly, some of her greatest successes have come from a family of horses that began with the mare she showed as a youth. For Melanie, horses and family always go hand in hand.
When Sun Circuit debuted on its March dates last year, the show was the largest it had ever been. Now that record has been smashed once again.
The 2018 Sun Circuit celebrated its 45th Anniversary surpassing last year’s stellar numbers by 10%. Over 19,000 class entries encompassed everything from jumping to roping and included a range of exhibitors from Level 1 to World Champions.