Well, here we are with the last of the photos from The NorthEast of Scotland and Shetland HestFest 2017, (though there may be a blog post about the many hair-do’s of Taktur).
This batch are rather random and I chose them as snaps that made me smile.
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The judge and her writing-down-person
V5 – Four gait final – deciding on the winner, who I then managed to miss off the end of the photo – no room!
I am not going to show you all the riders doing their thing – that is not fair on them. I do not have their permission but if you want to look at all the classes, head over to Facebook – The NorthEast of Scotland and Shetland HestFest. Don’t forget to Like the page!
My daughters, however, are fair game!
This is Flossie and Klængur in their tölt final class, going like the clappers
And this is a huge achievement – cantering for the first time ever in the school. Flossie and Klængur canter beautifully outside but this is rather a big deal all round – ie, controlled (ish).
Daisy and Taktur did their own thing – in different classes.
(he is very handsome, just sayin’!)
There was a prize giving, announcing the winners.
Rosettes and prizes were given out.
Some were happily surprised with their achievements!
The horses took an interest too.
Everyone received a score sheet with the judge’s comments.
The food was obviously delicious and inspired – by Moshi-Mo
There was an incredible cake, well actually three, to honour Eurovision and Icelandic horses – a perfect combination.
We took the chocolate (middle layer) home with us and it was heaven.
To be perfectly honest, I am seriously regretting that we didn’t manage to snaffle the lot!