Sunday, August 22, 2010

Well that was an adventure

Definitely more so than I thought it was going to be! Saturday was the Millarville Fair and I was running horribly late. We were scheduled to ride at 12:00 and as I made the turn to the fairgrounds it was 11:25. I thought to myself "ok I can tack up and get dressed quickly, not a problem". That was until I saw the HUGE lineup of traffic heading into the fair grounds. There was no way I was going to make it....

I was muttering to myself that I could probably ride there faster than waiting in this traffic jam.....That's when I developed "Plan B". I turned into the nearest driveway and ran to the house to ask if it would be ok if I parked my trailer there for a few hours. Luckily it was. I hurriedly tacked up & got changed, clambered on and we were off, galloping down the side of the road, passed all of the cars dressed in full sidesaddle attire towards the fair grounds. It must have been quite the sight! There was a lot of people taking pictures as I went zipping by.

But I made it in there on time!! PHEW!!! Luckily Brigit has been living with a donkey and a llama because there was a whole herd of llama's ahead of us in the parade and she didn't give them a second glance. She was really really good considering how much was going on.

I've decided I've either got to get a different hat to go with my linen outfit or figure out a way to secure it to my head better. It likes to act like a sail and blow off my head when we're going faster than a walk, hence why I spent a good part of the time with my reins and whip in one hand and the other hand on top of my head!

It was a lot of fun though, I'm sure we'll be going again next year!

It was such a neat fair, they have lots of the traditional judged events and the farmer's market was on too. I unfortunately don't have any pictures of that as my camera was back at the truck.

We were lucky enough to get a ride back to the horse trailer too! Which was nice because I was tired and I'm sure Brigit was too!


  1. Ha! You are so versatile! I'll bet you were an interesting sight. I guaran-dang-tee you I would NOT have made it past the Llamas.

  2. Luckily Brigit lives with a llama so they don't freak her out as much as they used to!

  3. You look positivly ELEGANT!!! Good show!