Saturday was a fantastic day!
Derby Day was a riproaring success, and I am so glad to have such wonderful students and participants who made the very first event at TMF a memorable day. It was brutally hot, but the horses fared beautifully and got rinsed off with the hose a few times to make sure they were as comfortable as could be, and not overworked.
I, however, ended up with a glorious heat rash, but am all good now!
The ultimate prize in our races went to the very talented Arliss Paddock, who rode Siggy beautifully and impressed the pants off the rest of the field, who didn't even see it coming.
It seems to be genetic, because Madeleine, who happens to be the daughter of Arliss and husband Bruce, came in second.
All of our competitors went home with a special prize that was delivered just in time for Derby Day:
And of course, some photos of our other riders:
And last but not least, for a photo finish, is Aislinn, who has perfect timing with a camera.
(Please zoom in on the next photo, it cracks me up!)
I'm not actually fixing Aislinn's stirrup, no....I'm bowing to her insatiable prowess.
I've never had such fun on Derby Day. After eating a ton and watching the Derby, everyone went home with happy stomachs and ribbons to show to their families and friends. A good day was indeed, had by all! Tally Ho!