I was so excited, I just had to post an update here. The medium that I started and took a year showing him over fences (at schooling shows as I’m an adult) ended up Reserve Champion Medium pony at the Royal! He is just 7 and his first time in the big ring and he and his kid were both superstars!! I’m so happy for them and so glad I took the day off work to go an watch them. I did miss the Saturday as I had some farm things to do (get ready to bring my 3 year old down this Thursday so rode, packed the trailer, winterize the farm etc), but was able to see 2 over fences and the hack on Friday. He was 6th, 11th and 2nd in the hack, and then had a score of 84 and 2nd place o/f on the Saturday and then Reserve Champion! He is in a great program and has the best little family.
They have him leased out for next year to a little kid next year for short stirrup, so he won’t be doing a core division for a bit. So it was so nice to see him go!