Unloaded and getting groomed and saddled up.
Some of the rest of the group.
Walking out to the Arena, it was a ways from the area where we had to park. The Team got permission from this barn owner to use his facility for the exhibition. This is probably the most beautiful private facility I have ever seen! The white fence is on the West and North side of the Arena.
This is the Arena, it is probably @120w x @200 long if not bigger than that! That is Mt St Helens over the top of the barn.
Meg and Rocket going into the Arena. The grounds are a work in progress, some mud and lots of gravel, everything is brand new! The Arena had sweet smelling cedar shavings inside.
The Drill team warming up and practicing before the exhibition.
A nice view of Mt ST Helens from the East side of the Arena. The building with the cupolas is the other horse barn, the building to the left is his shop, this is on the site of an old dairy so there are a lot of buildings behind us on the side where we parked too. Took shortcuts through the storage barns to the parking area, and I swear this guy has every farm toy known to man LOL ditchwitch, tractors, trailers etc. LOL The main house is hidden by the shop in this pic, to the left of the horse barn, I bet it is probably 5000sf. at least. Wealth like this is incomprehensible to me, I cant even imagine, having every toy you ever wanted, geez I supose I would do something like these folks have LOL
This is the East entrance to the arena, beautiful facility! This is the horse wash rack area. There were a few stalls in this end of the arena.
We all brought some kind of cookies or brownies or some such, and the Team provided hot chocolate and cider. There were quite a lot of people that came!
There was a round pen at one end of the Arena, and the kids warmed up in it.
A few pics from the Drill Team.....
Look at this Arena, isnt it just state-of-the-art it is almost as big as our County facility, and built out of the same steel construction, the story was that the owner created and patented some kind of underground auger for installing water and electric lines. He and his wife also have horses (obviously LOL) miniature horses and race horses, also some race cars, and we seen some classics when we used the restroom.
Here they are all done up in their Drill team outfit.
It was a good day, and I hear that they impressed a lot of people, so that is a good thing! After Drill Meg did Bi-rangle, poles, and barrels.