This week is going to be almost entirely devoted to preparation for "The Mane Event". Which is a big horse expo that happens once a year. You might remember that I rode at the Mane Event last year but ended up doing it by myself.
This year, we're going all out! A bunch of other ladies are joining me and we have several demo's throughout the weekend, as well as having a booth devoted to sidesaddle. Which means I've got a list a mile long of things to remember to do before hand and things to remember to bring. Luckily we'll only be 45 minutes from home if I do forget something and need to run home for it. We head up there to get set up on Thursday night....
Which means I've got two nights.... Oh wait... I'm teaching pony club on Wednesday... Ok one night to ride, bath, clean tack, get my stuff ready, pack the trailer etc. AHHH! LOL Nah, I think I've got a good handle on it actually, although I do have moments of feeling a bit overwhelmed with it all. It'll all work out though I'm sure.
We're planning on making our booth look like an old fashioned tack room. I found a used (aka cheap) rug that looks old & antique-ish. We have a plethora of saddle stands so we can cram as many saddles in there as possible. I've got some plants to spruce it up. A mannequin (or two) to dress up. Folding chairs & stools. A sidesaddle table cloth. I've printed off a bunch of photos to put on the walls and have a CD of photos for a slideshow. And I'm working on some descriptions for the saddles to give people an idea of the history and uniqueness of each saddle.
Any other ideas? Things I should bring or do?