|Sorry, lots of things are scratched out because... creepers.|
I had intended to show Spud in the Driving division last year at the BVX, but just didn't feel like he was ready yet. This year, it has felt like he has totally grown into himself and learned how to truly move and communicate with me. I'm both excited, and expectant at this show - hoping we both learn a lot and at least go around and not look like complete idiots.
|Fat, wet, Halter pony.|
The show also has a cute little incentive to encourage stall decorating during the exhibition (because there is a lot more going on than just a horse show... it's rodeo, trainers challenge, singers, dancers, 4-h, petting zoos, shop set-ups, carnival rides, dog agility competition, fruit and vege competitions, magic shows, etc. So the horses are just the tip of the iceberg so to speak, and the stall decorating makes the venue look more family-friendly and homey. Anyways, there are stall decorating judges who go around and basically hand out $100 cash to two people every day (the fair is 4 days long) for the best decorated stalls.
This year's decorating theme and theme of the fair is "Going Hog Wild" and I've already had a few ideas swirling in my head. A single pay-out would pay for my stall entries for the four days - sweet!
|Starting to get some of it ready... |
There shall be more pigs!!
The show is August 24th-28th and most people haul over on the 23rd since Halter classes and some Dressage classes run on the Thursday. The Saturday is when the Driving classes will be taking place.
I am pretty excited and am confident Spud will do well - we've already done pony rides at a children's birthday party (slightly broke mini goes to a diagnosed autistic boy's birthday and completely rocks it? Yup, that's Spud), survived the Canada Day Parade, and now have hustled through a Wedding without even breaking a sweat.
|Oh and also that time I forgot to put his crouper on...|
Gearing up for this event is going to be insane - I'm glad for the distraction, and I am excited to debut Spud to see just what he is capable of.