It was a dreary day weather wise, cloudy but pleasantly cool which was very much appreciated by all. In the afternoon when the Advanced started, a light drizzle began but didn’t dampen anyone very much.
Park benches lined the main dressage ring making it a very pleasant place to sit and watch the Intermediate and Advanced tests. Spectator attendance was light, consisting mostly of competitors and their crews.
There are a lot of things that make Iron Horse stand out. Special air-conditioned trailers with flush toilets and real sinks are one. That may sound weird, but five days of regular portable toilets gets old fast.
There is a permanent barn just for the vendors so they can stay warm (or cool) and dry. After dressage they hosted a wine, cheese and chocolate reception.