Thursday, September 23, 2021

Wear yo' masks

For more than a year, I was unwavering about the need to not attend model horse shows during a pandemic. I stand by that. There is absolutely no reason to risk your life and the lives of others for a plastic pony party.
That said, things are different now. We have a really good vaccine that is readily available to all Americans twelve years and older. There's no reason we can't gather safely.
Still, it's not a free for all. While vaccines are extremely effective at preventing severe disease and death, they don't prevent all disease. Vaccinated people can catch and transmit Covid-19, sometimes unknowingly. This is why masks are necessary. This is why I personally would not attend a show where masks were optional.
Fortunately, that wasn't the case at Anna Miller's Ace of Spades Live. Everyone was was required to wear a mask, and everyone did. This included the show holder,
Anna Miller
the judges...
Nelli Lucus
and the entrants.
Dana D'Ippolito, Vicky Kitzman and Alex Aarons
The only one who was excluded was Cy, and he's a dog, so that's okay.
Thank you, Anna, for holding a safe and fun show. I really appreciate your commitment to our community's health and well being.


  1. I'm so glad to hear about this show -- was curious! Thanks.

  2. Thanks for coming back! I have missed your posts and I love to see people being responsible about our privileged fun.
    Betsy in WI

  3. Hey glad to see the blog back! Looks like a wonderful show and I'm super happy to see folks wearing masks - it's nice to be reminded that most people are pretty reasonable.

  4. Nice to see you back! And advocating Covid safety, yay!

  5. As far as I can tell, all the shows in my region are mask/vax optional. I'll be sitting them out through at least the end of the year... and let's be honest, it'll probably be longer than that. I'm personally vaccinated and would wear a mask, but... yeah, no thanks.

    1. I would have preferred a show where vaccinations were required, but since I know that most of the people were vaccinated and all were masked, this seemed safe enough.

    2. Agreed- a show that required masks (and enforced the rule!) would be enough for me.