Monday, October 14, 2013

Sneak Peek

I KNOW you want to see what the cross country course is going to look like.  It's still a work in progress (the jumps are all set and flagged, but the decorating is still happening).  Holly Covey is one of our awesome volunteers, and she spent all weekend decorating cross country jumps.  Here's a little peek at some of the fences that will be on course this Saturday.  Thanks, Holly!

The main arena on Saturday, before the dressage rings were set.
Fran Loftus and her crack Stadium crew, sorting fences for Sunday's final day of competition.
I always love seeing where the hounds and the huntsman have been hunting each year.  Looks like the crafty fox has outwitted the hounds yet again.
Pretty sure this one's not done yet...
The skinny yellow houses still need a little gardening.
Galloping lanes.  While we had lots of ran at the end of the week, the course has held up GREAT.  We really needed the rain, as the footing was rock hard.  It sucked up all the rain, there's not a spot of mud to be seen, and it looks like it will be fantastic for competition on Saturday.
Let's watch the decorating progression for the Blue Bench, shall we?  There's Judy's ever-present faithful truck, and some decorations scattered about, ready to be placed.
There's Judy and Annette working their magic.
Partway done, as Judy takes a step back to evaluate.  Judy has been with FHI since the very first competition 25 years ago.  She's done this fence decorating thing A LOT if times.
Finished product.  Looks great, ladies!
A little closer view.  Thanks for the fence sponsorship, Ramsey Ford!
And now let's watch the progression of the Fruit Stand.  Here's all the "stuff."
Setting out all the fruit first.
Getting the decorating started.  It takes a LOT of fruit, laid out just so, to make it work.
Halfway done!
And here's the Fruit Stand, ready to jump!  If the fence judges get hungry mid-day, are they allowed to grab a snack from the fence?
Thanks, Holly!  We'll post more photos this week of the fences, and at the end of the week we will have our fantastic interactive course map posted on the website, so you can see the track of the course and click on each part of the course to see a picture of the fence.  I'll let you know when that is posted!

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