We didn't have a horseback Halloween costume party, and our Christmas party was snowed out, and snowed out, and snowed out -- well, you get the picture. So Linda decided we were past due for a fun get together at the barn. With our busy schedules, the day-time folks don't see the evening folks, and the weekday folks don't always see the weekend folks. Thus, we gathered today for a day of fun and horses.
Our fearless ringleader for the day's events was Linda:
We began the day with "Dressage Test of Choice." Trainer Tracey was our judge who provided helpful assessments of our Intro and Training One rides. Everyone received a baggie of horse treats and a coupon good for one Dollar Store gift from the gift table. :-) Dressage was followed by English and Western pleasure and equitation, and walk-trot. Tamra and Liberty warmed up again after dressage:
We then moved outside for our trail classes, one ridden and one in hand. Mick takes Bay through his paces under the watchful eye of judge Mikyla and his competition:
Dressage trail, anyone? Trainer Tracey backs Chynna through the L. Beats passage and two tempes, says Chynna!
The Peanut Gallery watches the trail competition:
Owner Susan oversees the trail-in-hand course:
Gwen begins the in-hand trail course with Barney:
Char takes Pugsley through the course:
The Trail-in-hand wasn't just for horses! Connor and Sandy show them how it's done canine-wise:
Christopher and kira provide tough competition:
And yes, the paparazzi showed up when news got out about our Play Day and the great weather: