Mid-Atlantic Pairs 3 – October 2019

November 3, 2019

Two weeks ago we had the third and final leg of the Mid-Atlantic Pairs Series. It was held at Diamond 7 Arena in Dillsburg, PA. Leigh Anne and I organized it together and added in a super fun Halloween theme and an end of the year pot luck party Saturday night.

Friday night we set the arena without Carl. We had some excellent teamwork getting it done. Fred was the leader with Leigh Anne and Matt assisting with measuring and lines. A few of us others helped as well, including Jaise and Lidia. Without the help it would not have gotten done. We did a pretty good job but Carl did have to fix the C line Sunday morning.

The costumes were awesome. We had a lot of riders in onsies, some super people, tutus, a roaring pink unicorn, Leigh Anne and I glittered our ponies, and the Campbells painted some of our ponies hooves as pumpkins. The big winners were Jenny as Evil Knievil and Carl and Fred as photoed above as Step brothers.

For this event we also decided to give some new up and coming refs a chance to try their hand at the job. Everyone that took a session did a fantastic job.

(Photo above: Genevieve Arens Photography)

This was Leigh Anne and my second time doing pairs together. As previously she is so fun to ride with. We had a really good time. And she was awesome to organize with too. So a weekend of doing it all as a pair.

Saturday nights pot luck party was a lot of fun. Amazing food as expected and lots of costumes. Leigh Anne and I pulled on our dragon onsies for this one.

We awarded the end of the year “bragging rights” awards that were hosted on the Facebook page by member Eliza. And we awarded everyone who dressed up for riding prizes.

Lastly I was honored with a surprise thank you for my years of service to MGAA. I am leaving office at the end of the year, after 13 collective years on the board since MGAA’s inception, 9 as president. I was so honored and remain so grateful. I was gifted a giant mum and a basket (feed bin) of gifts including a gorgeous leather halter with engraved plate. I love it.

Sunday brought rain. Yea. Really it was not that bad, the weather remained excellent, and the rain was mostly light. Everyone managed to ride and we completed the day safely and happily.

(Photo above: Genevieve Arens Photography)

(Above photo: Genevieve Arens Photography)

(Photo above: Genevieve Arens Photography)

(two photos above: Genevieve Arens Photography)

(Photo above: Genevieve Arens Photography)

(Photo above: Genevieve Arens Photography)

(Two photos above: Genevieve Arens Photography)

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