Bluegrass Day 1+ (for me)
Yesterday was the all time day 1 for me at the Bluegrass Classic show, and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I’ve been to more shows in the midwest so I’m starting to have a few people I’m comfortable hanging out with, cheering for on the rail, etc. That always helps when you go to a show by yourself. The grounds here are also beautiful. Very well laid out. I spoke with some spectators today who are here for the weekend for the show, but they also took advantage of some of the KHP events this morning.What a great idea. If you don’t have any classes in a given session, go for a trail ride or go watch some of the exhibitions. There are also at least 2 other shows going on right now. A hunter/jumper show and a mini show. So equine entertainment abounds!
I haven’t asked yet for any numbers, but there are quite a few horses and exhibitors here. I’ve heard everything from Florida to Michigan to California announced. So literally all over the country. The barns are spread over 3 different sections of stabling here at the park. All in the same vicinity, but with the heat a golf cart is a necessity for many competitors.
The classes are deep (by today’s standards) and quality of the competition is also strong. With many victory passes have been announcements that this horse, rider or pair is the current WC in this or that.
Much of my time has been spent distracted with this or that or walking around to find folks I know are here and want to catch up with. There are still a few I haven’t been able to track down. Hopefully I’ll be able to find them tonight. Or they’ll just have to wait until Jubilee.