Well, I am trying to do it. Manage my first horse event. A Driving Trail Challenge at B-Tex Farm. MayFlowerDTC I am getting the trails ready with a good group of hard working friends. Last night we got the Marie Laveau trail done and tonight we are working on 2 other trails. Besides getting them ready for driving we are cutting up high to get rid of the face slappers for riders.
I have 3 judges in place, I just need one more. That shouldn't be too difficult though. If you know how a horse should go, then you can judge this. If all you know is that a horse should have 4 legs, then you may not be qualified. LOL
I have some pretty cool and fun obstacles in place. Some obstacles in the pasture will be a combination obstacle, where you do one obstacle then immediately do another one. We have thought of the prizes I will give as awards. I am working on completion gifts, a high point prize and a prettiest hat prize.
I have THE best safety person on hand. Mark Cole and his horse that would run thru fire for him, Gypsy. I also have a couple of volunteers lined up, but totally could use more. So if you read this and know where my barn is, let me know! I will put you somewhere. I need a couple of P&R workers too. If you don't know what that is, it is Pulse and Respiratory. And I will teach you how to do this job. It is easier than it sounds. Mark's wife, Melinda, is working the ride too, and being a nurse, I may utilize her skills for this job as well.
It looks like I only have 4 entries at the moment, but I have several "maybe's". I have to have at least 10 drivers show up to make this work financially.
Another plan I have is, if we have a decent amount of funds left, I am going to donate a check to http://www.allstarfoundation.org/. It is a therapeutic riding center not too far up the road from us. It is a neat place. And to watch those children and adults ride those great animals, and that smile that is on their faces, is just more wonderful than words can say. When I told Barb, June and Tracey what I wanted to do, there wasn't even a second of thought that they all said that was great idea.
Thanks for reading, and contact me if you want to help!