An Evening at ASHAM


Last night, Karla and I headed over the the MSU Pavillion for the ASHAM horse show.  Roxanne was riding, so we went to cheer her on.  After a semi rough class, she finished 5th on a horse that hasn't been shown in a couple of years.

The pavillion is really nice, and I wish they would move Shiawassee shows here.  The arena set up was a little strange, with seating on only one side of the ring.  The steel benches weren't very comfortable to sit on for long stretches of time, either, but overall, the facilities were nice.  The bathrooms were clean, which is always a plus!  The warm up ring was outside, and with the weather, it wasn't getting much use.  The warm ups took place before the classes, with the officials allowing the entrants to circle around a few times before closing the gate. 

There was no place to purchase any food, and we arrived too late to join in on the exhibitor dinner.  It's a good thing I had a big lunch!  It would have been nice to be able to buy a beverage, but I made due with my bottle of water.

I entered the raffle to win a saddle, but with my usual bad luck, didn't win.  Karla, Dave, and I also participated in the Chuck a Duck, which I haven't done before.  For the fee of a dollar per duck, you can purchase a plastic duck, which you then have to toss into the arena.  If it lands inside the hoop set in the arena, you win all the money!  We lost...

I didn't get home until after midnight, and I'm quite tired as a result.  I think today will be a good day to stay home, read manga, and catch up on my blogging.  I'm too tired to do anything else!

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