We went to Congress for the first time this year and had a great time. I wasn't feeling well all week long and was constantly sick and tired -- I've had some health issues and am having minor sugery next Monday -- but even though I was under the weather I still managed to have some fun and enjoy the experience. We had a lot of free time since we just had three minis/ponies there and it was nice to get to walk around and talk to people and watch a lot of the show. We took our three double-registered (AMHR-ASPC) geldings. It was a little intimidating at first looking at all the big, beautiful ponies. I was feeling a little out of place with our (small by comparison) minis when we first arrived, but as soon as we started competing I got over it. Our mini/pony D&S Double Dutch Chocolate was awesome, winning three National championships in country pleasure, hunter and jumper and three Reserve National titles as well as having 13 top fives and 14 top 10s. Also, Dutch accumulated 277 points to finish as the High-Point Pony out of the nearly 500 Foundation, Classic, Modern and ASPR ponies at Congress. I'd gone online to the results and saw an option to click on and view the top twenty horses and checked it to see if Dutch made the top twenty list and he was NUMBER ONE! Meantime, our newest AMHR/ASPC registered mini, BHR JC's Primetime made me very proud. We haven't had him long and he is looking good and driving good but I know we've only scratched the surface of what he can do. He still needs to get in better condition and needs more driving time but he was the Reserve Grand Champion in the Classic Pleasure Driving Stakes Class (42-Under). I was also very proud of D&S Excuse My French, he was the smallest pony and had the youngest driver in youth roadster (my 12 year old son) and placed 4th. I think one of the judges placed him first on their card. He was flying along, passing bigger ponies. He also had several top five finishes in driving and halter classes and was very consistent for us.