A Little Dog Horse Show Recap
|A most excellent show companion.|
|Is any show set up complete without a husky? No.|
Hrm. Sorry. I'm getting distracted. This is supposed to be about a show recap after all. So let's start at the beginning.
Anyway, mom said her ride went well. Then she and Jan (did I mention Jan was there? I love Jan! She gives excellent belly rubs.) loaded me into the back of the car to pick up PIZZA. I guess neither of them wanted to leave the show grounds until too late to grab dinner elsewhere. Something about horses needing food and warm blankets. I don't quite remember because I was completely focused on the pizza crusts.
|Majestic dog under wildly unpredictable clouds.|
Mom was up first for a ride. She spent the morning rushing around trying to get things done before Liz showed up and the whole group could go off and catch the Grand Prix classes. I don't know what is so exciting about watching a horse prance around in a ring, but I appreciated being in the dry covered arena for a bit and hanging out with cousin Kenai.
Later mom got all dressed up and headed out with Pig into the rain. She said something about "omg this is stressful" and "I'm going to walk till our legs fall off, then maybe see how the test goes." I don't know what that means, but I do know we all got wet watching her do it.
|Sloppy, sloppy ring and pouring down rain.|
|Is this celebrating?|
|Husky heaven at horse shows. Kenai and Liz photographing Jan and Penn while Lyra sniffs a thing to lend moral support.|
|The puppy was not fond of poor inquisitive Lyra.|
|When your dog is so filthy she leaves a mud smear on the floor of the show office...|
|Madness at a |
We took plenty of time before Mom's ride to enjoy the weather. First hanging out with Pig for awhile on the side of a hill...
|Goofy horse. Has to get his rolls in.|
|Morven Park Cross Country|
|Jogging off-road towards Morven Park's mansion.|
|Morven Park mansion. Original buildings dating back to 1780. Main part of mansion built in 1830. Built by the Swann family, eventually residence of Westmoreland Davis, governor of Virginia.|
|Lyra enjoys reading from an informational sign on the grounds of Morven Park's mansion.|
|Morven is very dog friendly, and we saw a ton of people out walking their dogs around the mansion.|
|You can even walk dogs right up to the mansion itself!|
|Lyra watching for mice outside Morven's lovely gardens.|
|Lyra, from the front steps of Morven Park mansion.|
|Lyra and Penn show off how tiring the weekend was for all involved.|
|Lyra policing my warmup.|
Mom finished up her ride and I let her give me some consolation cuddles. I know that's what everyone needs. Then I took another little bit of a mini nap while she packed up and helped Jan get ready.
|Being a horse show dog is tiring work.|
|Penn and Lyra chatting on the way to and from the rings.|
|Ringside dog is winning at being awesome.|
|Lyra begging instead of posing.|
|The sleepiest little dog.|