With the amount of rain that has fallen in the last 48 hours, combined with frequent thunder and lightening, the possibility of our first post-covid-lockdown outing being cancelled was very real. The decision to take the plunge and go ahead with the event was shown to be a very good one as nine riders and a few spectators enjoyed bright sunshine for the entire session. Patricia Warren was very understanding of the somewhat dubious fitness levels of both horses and riders, giving everyone frequent breaks and ensuring no one got left behind. A few specks of rain as horses were being dismounted quickly turned to a deluge, but there was ample space in the sheds to allow a badly needed cuppa and some not so badly needed, but very enjoyable, treats. It was a wonderful chance to meet up face to face at long last and allowed for a club meeting to iron out some dates as well as giving people the chance to get the horses back out in company without the pressure or excitement of a show atmosphere.
I’ll post the dates of our upcoming calendar once we run them by HQ and can be sure they’re OK.
Many thanks to Hazel for getting some photos and videos of the days entertainment. I’ve posted these on the Gallery page.