Saturday, June 5, 2010

Preoccupation

I've been a little preoccupied, to say the least, of late. Now that Sandy is back home, no more daily trips to the trainer (sadly, as that was too fun!), but I've got something in the works here that's been a bit on the time consuming side. What might that be? A healthy dose of FUN, that's what!

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A shiny new arena is being built up here at our fairgrounds, and what better way to become familiar with it than to use it? A friend and I are putting together the Cascade Horse Fair in September. Two clinics, one with my all star cutting captain, Curt, and the other with my mustang makeover friend, Keith Danielson. I'm super excited that both have agreed to do this!

Of course, being there are two arenas now, we'll need to get a lot more stuff going than just a couple of clinics. I've also got a trail challenge, including a pack horse division, as well as the Rail To Trail Benefit Jackpot. I'm really looking forward to the last competition, as it's 3 classes (trail, ranch horse pleasure & reining) from which the top ten will be selected. These advance to the freestyle, winner take all, jackpot benefit. All riders name a charity of choice on their entry form, and if they win, the jackpot money goes to that charity!

So listen, folks, I'm needing help with this. If you're close enough to help physically that weekend, I'd love to see you. And of course everyone is hereby commissioned to spread the word, as we need riders in all four events! Vendor booths are also available (hint, hint, to those who may have some little business they'd like to have noticed!)

Now, if you'll excuse me...I need to find the cable that connects my camera to the computer so I can start uploading photos. The sun is shining today here in Mud Puddle, USA, and I may just want to go for a ride!


4 comments:

Shirley said...

That looks like it's going to be a great show. I know from experience how much work it is to put together something like that; you'll be glued to your phone for months!

JeniQ said...

Lots of work but well worth it! Wish I was on west coast instead of East I'd come help!

Breathe said...

Woo hoo! Look like a great time! Best of luck!

AKPonyGirl said...

THIS is one of the few reasons I don't like living in Alaska. Maybe I can extend my Pendleton trip.