Weather finally broke, cooled down for the weekend. We are volunteering at the Blue Ribbon Driving Show in Ionia MI. Saturday has a morning clinic and Pleasure Classes in the afternoon. Sunday is Fun Show stuff, not show dressup. Will be mostly Dressage and Cones Classes. But you will be Judged on your Dressage, timed on Cones for placings, get ribbons.
The MHDVA is trying to get folks out to enjoy driving, only serious part of the time. But we needed something driving with no activities locally since March. All rules for Covid will be enforced by masking, distancing. Food vendor expected instead of our usual pot luck dinners.
I went over and worked creating equipment. We needed numbered boxes to put by the cones, dressage towers for the visible letters, more cones to drive thru. Who would think they would take so long to assemble! I got in at the end. Other folks had cut the items out, punched holes, were painting things red, putting on HUGE letters and numbers, creating ribbons, planning courses for various classes earlier this week. So it was just left to assemble them, when I got over there. And it got pretty funny when we decided it took 4 hands to do the job! We did get a system going, put top together first, then other steps in order, which made it easier. Holes to fasten together were aligned well. But getting the cable ties thru and around was…interesting, to say the least! Finding the second layer of holes to poke the ties thru was not always easy. Notice I did not say our 4-hand system was “much faster”, just easier Have to say the assembled items were rewarding to see as they stacked up in the completed piles! Things will be very nice, visible, for the competitors during the days. I told the Show Organizer I would come do “crafts” with her anytime!
So it will be “up and at it” Saturday morning to get over there on time. I think I am Ringmaster or a gate person, maybe both! And then do it again on Sunday. Temps are dropping, predictions are expecting lower 70Fs to compete in. Should be perfect. I think pre-entries are thin, but we might get some more who come with the good weather. If there are few, we will get home earlier! Have to pack a sun hat, long sleeved shirt and sunscreen for being out all day.