Then it was supposed to be a short trip over to Sheri's to pick up Chilly but construction held us up a bit - like why was there THAT much traffic at noon on a Friday??? We hauled all Sheri's stuff out of her truck and packed it into the trailer and then loaded up Chilly who was quite happy to see Stanley in there, and off we went to Allegan - a little over 2 hours due west.
The ride went well even though I-94 was filled with construction as usual. I swear that road will never be 100% done. We pulled in with fingers cross that the forecasted rain would hold off at least until we got the horses bathed and it did! The girls helped me unload and get camp set up and then headed off to ride their horses while I finished getting settled and got dinner started in the crock pot. When they were done riding we gave the horses baths and ready for bed with wrapped legs and sleazy's for pajamas. Poor horses look so ridiculous. I bet they can hardly sleep for laughing at each other.
By 10 we were tucked into the trailer ourselves with Sheri on the couch trying to decide if we were hot or cold or needed the AC or not and whether or not we should close the windows in case of rain or not. We opted for low air with open windows. We're weird.
The morning started early - as usual so the horses could eat before starting their big day.
There wasn't a huge turnout for the show (though more than we expected as a lot of people didn't show up until morning) it moved along MUCH faster than usual. Halter for geldings started the show (no stallions there) and then moved right into showmanship.
Equestrian Girl's class was next. Her outfit is now 3 shows deep so not so new but we still LOVE it!
Stanley's head is way too low in this picture but it shows off his newly roached mane!!! Yes, Equestrian Girl roached his mane last week saving us about an hour in banding and it looks 1000% better. I don't think hardly anyone even noticed.
This is one of my favorite arenas to take pictures. You have such nice backgrounds with the big green hill and the deep woods with the white fencing...
The riders and their ponies...Stanley taught Chilly how to take advantage of every resting minute to grab a quick nap but he still looks tired I think. Or maybe he was napping!