Competitors checked in and picked up their packets today. Obstacles were open for inspection, so competitors were happy walking the hazards. The temperatures were in the 70s – very pleasant. The big event today was the Horse Inspection which started at 3 p.m. With so many four-in-hands it takes quite a while. Deb Laderoute, David Saunders and Bill Long each had horses spun by the jury, headed by Diana Brownlie.
The area at Live Oak for the Horse Inspection is very lovely. Live Oaks provide shade for both horses and humans and is much appreciated. The Spanish Moss hanging from their limbs makes a very tranquil setting. T.D. Philip Bateman commented on the site as being very satisfactory.
Chester Weber has always impressed me with the way he presents his horses to the judges.