Okay, so I know I've been a total slacker lately with my blog, but I have honestly been really busy. Our September 24th show was moved to October 22 due to an outbreak of EHV-1 in the area. Luckily it has been contained and now all the farms are coming out of their self proclaimed quarantines (better safe than sorry when it comes to deadly super contagious viruses I say) we are ready to finish out our show season. So we will be back at Stonegate Farms (this time for an open show) on October 22.
We are also getting ready and planning for our Fall Festival on the Farm on October 29th. This is the first year we will be having it but are hoping it will be an every year event if all goes well. It is being put on by the Silver Stirrups Show Team to help them purchase....well, they haven't decided yet. It's down to some super cool team hoodies for the cooler season, a field trip for the team to someplace horsey (KY Horsepark, Keeneland, etc...), or blow the money to pimp out our Christmas float we do every year for the Christmas Parade. The festival will be free to get in and we will be doing hay rides around the farm, the team will dress themselves and their horses in Halloween Costumes and do the Parade of Costumes, and of course face painting. To raise money the team will sell snacks and baked goods, we have a saddle donated to raffle off as well. The team will also be doing a silent auction of their pumpkins that they will have carved/decorated. Plus the whole farm will be decorated in fall/Halloween fun! I'm so excited.
|Faith putting Jazzy back to work!|
I've been slammed with working tons of horses. I've been working Pilgrim (who I'll do an update on separately later but he is going to another trainer for a little while), Jazzy, starting Heather's 4 year old rescue Walking Horse, Belle, and putting Lulu and Johnny Cash back to work....plus all my lessons. I'm exhausted!
|Me on Belle, Ride #3....she's so small!|
|The view from aboard Belle on ride #4, on our own for this ride!|
|Waiting on the starting line|
|Finally! Here comes the man with the gun!|
|The first meet was in the rain...Faith was soaked!|
|Faith is somewhere in this mess of girls!|
|Totally ready to rock it!|
|Chocolate Buttermilk Bundt Cake.....YUM! Only 4 Points Plus|
|Chicken, Wild Rice and Mushrooms|