The Show(s) That Will Be
Shows that will be documented here soon, that is. Since I just wrapped them up yesterday! So until I get everything together, enjoy these candid moments from the weekend!
|In case anyone forgot Bast is barely 15.3. Here's your quarterly reminder that he's smol!|
We experienced a range of weather for this show weekend. Saturday morning the remnants of Laura rolled through Maryland, bringing stifling humidity, strangely isolated storms, and drenching rain. Loading the trailer that morning, I was completely soaked through in both sweat and rain. So obviously a super pleasant kickoff.
The day only got better, though. My friend's first ride was in a downpour, but the rest of our time was spent under increasingly sunny skies. In fact, I was sunburned by the time we left. Plus, Emma came out to help us for the day, since our ride times were literally on top of each other.
|While shows aren't allowed spectators, these observant folk sure did their best to cheer on everyone. Note Bast attempting to hold his much larger friend's halter. I had to take it off, since it was so absurdly huge on his little face.|
By Sunday things had made a turn for the perfect. The morning air was crisp as I braided Bast. The show itself was drenched in sunlight, without the oppressive heat and humidity more common to this summer. I couldn't get enough.
Due to COVID, the shows are scheduled quite strangely these days. My friend and I wrapped up our tests before noon. However, our classes wouldn't be finished until late afternoon. This show was quite local to our farm, so it was not a complete tragedy to realize we'd need to wait to collect any ribbons.
|From freshly braided to wildly floofy! It's the best transformation!|
So Sunday afternoon, we took the boys home and headed back ourselves at the end of the day to check the scores and placings. It's a good thing we did, since both my friend and I won a class each, and thus a free beer at the Waredaca brewery attached to the farm. We walked over to redeem our tokens and fill our fancy new cups!
|Excellent Waredaca beer, super local cheese, and a fancy new mug makes for an excellent impromptu picnic.|
Such a wonderful way to end a weekend of showing... with a good beer, good friends, and good weather. Detailed breakdown on the tests and Bast's performance to come!