Today I made my annual pilgrimage to the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.I try to watch a new event every year, and this year's choice was the AQHA Ranch Horse Classic. Unfortunately, after getting my kids off to school, battling rush hour traffic, parking near the Wyoming border and standing in the world's slowest ticket line, I missed the Ranch Riding and Ranch Trail classes completely. I did get to watch them pin the Trail class, though!
Ranch cutting was next.
I really enjoyed that and took lots of pictures!Cutting was followed by Conformation.
Once that ended, I headed over to the Events Center...
to watch hunters, both over fences...
and under saddle,
equitation horses,and jumpers.
I also found time to walk through the stables...and the trade show.
I spied a mini Trillium at the pony ride booth...
and took lots of good reference pictures for the bay parts of Roundapony.
It's been a very long, very fun day. All Friday the thirteenths should be like this!