It has been a long day so I will let the photos do most of the talking.
Lots of ponies – Flossie and I had 15 to get in and out of the two show rings (standards and miniatures) for their handlers with the correct numbers on.
The showing started early – 08:30 – with the ridden classes.
While the ridden classes were on, the ponies had their final brush and polish. Each one had had a full bath in the last few days.
I had the easy job – in charge of numbers and which pony was going where, while Floss was poo-picking pens, and getting the ponies ready.
When there was a brief respite, I wandered about to take photos.
And then it was our turn to go into the show rings.
Everyone worked very hard.
There was time for chatting.
A “loose horse”.
Brushing – this was a spectator who picked up a brush and started to brush one of the ponies (?huh? – like you do).
Waiting to see who was in next.
Watching to see who was in the ring.
Everyone was involved.
There was a good crowd, too.
The weather threatened us on and off but mostly it stayed midge-free and not too cold. The odd rain shower, but nothing serious.
Once the Championships and trophies were all handed out, Floss and I went to see the other exhibits.
My favouritist class of the whole show – inspired and imaginative art work.
Best chicken hairdo ever!
Yes, there really is class for 5 potatoes on a dish!
I was particularly taken with the fairy grotto in front of the German E-boat model – a surreal moment.
We met the usual reprobates loafing around.
It was a good day. We are exhausted. Supper, shower and bed, I think.