Day 15 – Travel to Cock of the North

August 9, 2013

We had an early start today to get the lorry packed and ready to head out to the Cock if the North competition. We had to run over to one field to pick up fencing. Thanks to Colin, who let Krista drive his car, we had that back and were able to pack the feed and ponies quicker.

Mean while Steph and Trevor brought Jack by for us to borrow and gifted Julia and Krista polo shirts! And Juliet picked up haylage. P

We headed out around 11am. Krista and Sammy rode with Jazzy, who drove the horse can and everyone else loaded into the lorry.

We arrived in the afternoon and got the pony paddocks and tents set up. At this competition, like most in MGAGB, there are not stalls so everyone puts up paddocks.

Rob played chef and was kind enough to invite us to a pasta dinner after everything was set up.

We also got to meet out 5th pony, Barley. He is a medium, solid built paint pony. Very quick, but he is also a little new to games, and doesn’t know what vaults are. We decided Leah would ride him in some races.

After some joking around it was finally time for the briefing. 10pm seems very late for us, but its the usual here. We it our heat assignments, done by drawing numbers. From and organizational point of view, I love this method.

Pretty soon it was time to bed. We ride at 10:30 in the morning!

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