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Christmas Cracker Show

Christmas Crackers 2019

Despite it being a freezing cold and windy day with intermittent rain and hail showers, Christmas Crackers was great fun, as always.
Some members went to incredible efforts to dress themselves and their trusty steeds up in Christmas attire. In comparison, I felt like a bit of a cop-out in my giant Christmas pudding onesie, although possibly quite snuggly compared to others, even though King Dave and I did our show in sideways hail stones
There was a lovely mix of members with horses in-hand and ridden and it was fantastic to meet new members there too. Welcome, and I promise it’s not always so cold!
Thank you Elspeth for organising and the Burgoyne Family at Rhôs for hosting
Kat



CHRISTMAS CRACKER SHOW January 7th, 2018

The cold conditions stopped play on the original date between Christmas and New Year, but we managed to hold the Christmas Crackers show on the 7th January at Rhôs. Again, it was a cold day but at least the sun was out! Great fun was had by all. We started with a fancy-dress parade – Ali and Kat had sensibly opted for large warm handmade noses -a site to behold but everyone wished they had them by the end.
Then we did some fun games including eat the dry cracker, find the sweet in the icing sugar (no hands allowed), polo bending relay race, mug race, and sock in the bucket. This was followed by fastest walk and trot jumping, run and ride and finally a speed pairs competition. All the horses loved it- Jack thought it was so much fun he bucked back down the arena every time, Trilby at 28 forgot his brakes and Roland got over his initial nerves to brave all the fun and games. Kat and Ali came joint first for their fancy dress -well they were identical! The teams (Kat, Ali, and Helen vs Meg, Paula, and Jane ended up on equal points so everyone was happy. The morning was finished off with hot mulled wine, mince pies and stollen. Well it was still nearly Christmas!! Many thanks to all who came and especially to Pete Stephens for helping me set things out, hold horses and lug show jumps.
Sally