Although the trees were still leafing out, the grass was green and it was shirt-sleeve weather! 12 enthusiastic jumpers vied in “Take Your Own Line”. Amazingly, Giulia on 14.2 Simon tied Lise on 17.0 Ali! The bonnets were very inventive this year, and the egg races brought on the usual cheering section. Three GoldStar certificates were awarded for work over the winter: Caitlin- GS III, Giulia and Tasha- GS IV. For the first time, we offered a Parent/Child obstacle relay race and had three heats:
Caitlin & father Tom, Allegra & mom Bridget, Tess & mom Anne (shown here), Stuart & daughter Dani (pictured with Anne), Stuart with other daughter Paige, Alexandra & dad Nick. Tess and Anne just beat out Allegra & Bridget for the blue! Dressage was popular, too, and Palmer had the chance to show her new talented Hanoverian mare, Wizzi, for the first time. Sofia received the Horsemanship Award; even with a broken arm, she was busy all day, managing the ribbon desk and cheering everyone on, shown below awarding her twin sister Alexandra, her own blue ribbon.