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Katie Yancho in cones

Caitlin Yancho in cones

 

Robert Long, Preliminary Pair Pony warms up for dressage

Robert Long, Preliminary Pair Pony warms up for dressage

Zenon Gal, Intermediate Pair Horse

Zenon Gal, Intermediate Pair Horse

The weather held, a few clouds cooled the temperature slightly in the afternoon.  See http://www.drivingnews.us for the complete dressage and cones results.

The competitors party was well attended, and included the musical stylings of Dennis Yancho and his daughter Caitlin.  Dennis did keyboard while Caitlin sang during the cocktail hour.  Then Mari Yancho played her guitar during dinner, providing beautiful background – lovely to listen to but soft enough so people could talk to one another while they ate their barbecue pork dinner.

B-57 was the main entertainment!  Arriving in a 1957 Belaire, an elderly couple sat on a park bench.  Remember Laugh-In couple when Ruth Buzzy hit the old man Artie Johnson with her purse when he made lewd comments?  Then the old couple transformed into James Bond and one of his women  and took to the stage and lip-synched and danced to “Love Shack” before finally exiting the arena via zip-line and then drove off in  a 1957 Corvette.  They brought the house down.  And the couple who provided this unique competitor party entertainment?  Debbie and Dana Banfield!

The evening also celebrated 25 years of Gayla driving competition.  Half of the table decorations mentioned the 25 years, the other half held little water pistols following  the James Bond theme, and the evening ended with a shoot out between competitors!

The marathon has started off in fog, and because of the extra humidity, I heard they have extended the rest halt 5 minutes.  Scores will be coming in soon.  I hope I can get out for a little while to take some photos, but expect that I will spend most of the day in the office helping Richard with the scoring.

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