Great riders are not great because of their talent; they are great because of their passion. -Anonymous
Taylor and Nicky make an awesome team!
Kenzie had a great finals in the National Little Britches Association. She and Gidget finished as Reserve World Champions in pole bending and Kenz was reserve rookie of the year. They were 7th in the 1st round of the finals, 6th in the 2nd round and 5th in the short go. They finished 4th in the average.
Abby and Birdy showing the western pleasure entries how it is done!
so proud of these kids in 4H!!!!
Taylor is having a blast and bringing home the ribbons for the Mississppi State Equestrian Team
Kenzie and Gidget were 7th in the first round and made it to the short go at the Cinch Jr High National Finals in Huron, South Dakota
Hannah and Profit made a big splash in 4-H and the local saddle club and ranch jackpots!
Abby is doing awesome job on the equestrian team at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Marshall and Bungie IBRA 1D youth state champions!
Some of the awards from State at our barn at the show
heading out to compete
Kenzie and Marshall finished in the top 10 of IBRA for Tennessee
Kenzie and Ellie May
Western Region 4-H awards. Our kids did great!!! Congrsts to Marshall, Rylee, Hannah, Kenzie, Allie, Lorin and Kurt
Kenzie and Molly Sue at March Madness in Franklin
So this isn't a competition photo, but Diego has "represented" Bit by Bit twice this year at Milan Elementary, so he should get a photo, too!!!
Team Bit by Bit had an awesome 4-H State Show!!! Proof positive that we have some of the best riders in the state!! Congrats to Marshall, Lorin, Kenzie, Allie, Rylee and Kurt!
Kenzie was a finalist at the All American Youth Barrel Race
Kenzie's State awards with Diego and Gidget. State Champions in barrels, poles, speed events and trail. Reserve Champion in western events. Great job!
Marshall and Bungie with a 1st place in poles at the Dixie Nationals!
Kenzie and Go Go Gidget at the Milan show. Thanks to Rachel Waite for the pic!
IBRA State Finals: Kenzie was reserve champion in Open 3D, 3rd in youth 2D and 5th in youth 1D
Team Bit by Bit can be seen competing in everything from 4H to saddle club shows to barrel race super shows. We are super proud of the abilities, accomplishments and sportsmanship of our team members. Our expectations are that our competitors will give 110% every time and will conduct themselves with pride, friendliness and good sportsmanship. We have a true team spirit, encouraging and pushing each other and celebrating the successes of everyone.
Team Bit by Bit members are committed to put in the prep work necessary to be successful. Our accomplishments speak for themselves...the ribbons, buckles, jackets, saddles and money are all great tangible evidence of the hard work. However, we are most proud of the work ethic, sense of responsibility, and integrity acquired along the way to earning all of these awards. In our opinion, the winning comes before we even step in the ring. The rides are not flawless. There is always room for improvement. The greatest competition is with ourselves!
There are a million miles of difference between the words "win" and "beat." We don't ever allow the word "beat" on this farm. Because when you start talking about beating someone, you've lost your concentration. You're thinking about the opposition. -Helen Crabtree