Dressage and cones at Elk Creek

Two dressage warm up arenas are set up on the stone dust arena. Scoreboards are located at the stabling area and over at the competition area.

Richard is scoring in Bev Lesher’s carriage trailer, which is equipped with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, not to mention those non-essentials for scoring – harness, carriage poles, and cleaning supplies. Although, who knows, we might find a need for the cleaning supplies. The trailer has good ventilation and shade. And we can see the cones course from here.   All the drivers come by us and stop on their way to dressage to have their wheels measured under the shade of a sycamore tree. A couple even set up a table and had a picnic lunch next to the wheel measuring area.

 

Paul and Maureen Grippa and their pair of Arabo-Friesians

Paul and Maureen Grippa and their pair of Arabo-Friesians

Some really nice dressage tests were driven today, just from looking at the scores. And some really beautiful turnouts were presented.

Brooke Tadlock and her new New Heritage Farm carriage.

Brooke Tadlock and her new New Heritage Farm carriage.

Yesterday I posted photos of 6 obstacles, and then found out that there were 7. Somehow we must have driven by without seeing it. It is in the trees and quite dark, so I’m not going to take a picture.

Tracey Morgan and Gaylen Snowbunny get their carriage wheels measured.

Tracey Morgan and Gaylen Snowbunny get their carriage wheels measured.

Mary Mott Kocsis, who is usually driving her pony Stanley at the Advanced level, is in charge of volunteers here. She is racing around in her Kawasaki making sure everyone is well fed and watered.

Dewayne Pash, an attractive gentleman's turnout.

Dewayne Pash, an attractive gentleman’s turnout.

After the competition today, a TV is supposed to be set up in the tent so we can all watch the Belmont race, followed by the competitors’ party.  More tomorrow!

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