This is the third year we've had a mounted games day, usually around Sierra's birthday, and every year it gets bigger and better. Despite the scorching heat of 36 - 38 degrees - and the games taking place at the hottest point of the day - fun was had by all.
Teams were broken down to a couple in Lead Line, then Wee One, Young Equestrians and then our competitive and speedy Teen group. Events were Egg & Spoon (no cheating of course), Toilet Paper Race, Bubble Gum Race, Izzy Dizzy (thank god no one was sick or passed out, I think we may retire this game) and the rider and crowd favorite the apple bobbing (horse or rider).
To finish the hot afternoon we had a slip and slide for kids and adults (yeah for Tori in being the biggest kid!) and an amazing potluck and BBQ.
Thank you to Leila for all her assistance with the games, to Melony & Stacey Lund and Al Catton for all the pre-work that went into making the place ready. A big appreciation out to Diamond H Tack https://diamondhtack.ca/ for their sponsorship of prizes. An the biggest THANKS to all the kids who participated and the family members that came out to this event!
ps - I think the slip and slide will be making an appearance again before the summer is out!
Congratulations to all of our Spirit Ridge Family that showed at TBird over the last two weeks. Great job done by all!!!
Just some of their accomplishments:
Will & Bill Ulmer - 3'6 Performance Hunter Champion
Milo & Danica - Champion Training Pony
Luc & Bill - 2nd / 5th High Pre Green
Orlando & Ella - 2nd 3'9 Jumpers
Beach Drive & Bill - Winner of $3000 Canadian Hunter Derby
Dutchie & Sue Macintosh - Champion Adult Equitation
Will & Susie Lund - Reserve Champion Adult Equitation
Milo & Danica - Hi Point Pony Equitation Champion
Orland & Ella - 1st in 1.15 m Jumper
Orland & Ella - 2nd in 1.20 m Jumper