I’m rust breeches, unapproved helmet, monogrammed choker, and pull-on boots old.
Did anyone used to ride their horses to the shows? A barn I used to ride at as a kid was within hacking distance to the local show grounds. We would all get to the barn early in the morning, get the horses ready, and then ride over as a group. When I was a bit older (maybe 10), some of us could ride back in small groups without adults. They would have had to take multiple trips to the show to get all of the horses there. This was for a boarding barn, but we also had a barn at home, so sometimes my pony was at the boarding barn, and other times at home. When we were at home, my mom would trailer my pony, but we had a horse who wouldn’t load a trailer for at least a year, so when my mom wanted to show him, she would drop me off with my pony, a friend would drive her home (maybe 3 miles) and she would then ride the horse over. This usually meant she missed my ride, but she made it.