Wow, what a weekend here at Archway! It has been raining for 3 days straight and there is no break in sight. We are so grateful each and every day to work from a facility that is prepared for the NW RAIN. As we were setting up on Saturday for our show, listening to the constant drum of rain on the roof, what came to mind was how lucky we are that we can organize an event and know that our guests will be able to participate while staying dry and comfortable. Our ring is large enough to set up the show ring and the schooling/holding area under one roof. With the guest barn just 10 steps away, horses and riders can easily access the arena. Add to that a furnished lobby, heated viewing area and a cafe filled with warm comfort food; we were ready to tackle the miserable weekend weather.
This month's show catered to our entry level competitors, we had a Crossbar division, Walk Trot classes, 2' and 2'3" sections. We hosted 17 entries representing Red Gate Farm, Twin Maples Farm, Spirit Meadow Farm and of course the Archway Team.
For many competitors this was their first show experience, resulting in a mixture of focused concentration, nerves and lots of big smiles.
Gay Sheridan was our judge for the day and once again she demonstrated what a wonderful asset she is to our industry and a good "Friend of Archway".
Kevin was emailing final updates to our show Software from the airport waiting for his flight to Hawaii.
Julie ran an efficient office as only she can.
Ana helped her students navigate through their first show experience.
Corey (with Payton's help) was course designer, jump crew, announcer and back gate supervisor! How does she do it all!!!
Krista operated the Archway Cafe keeping everyone warm and fed.
Jenna was my assistant Show photographer and we captured some great moments.
Enjoy the Slideshow!