Saturday, August 09, 2008

Camera Critters (#18)


Last Sunday Cory had to work at the State Fair from 8am-3:30pm. Since someone had to take him to work, we decided we might as well just take him and wander around the fair while he worked. We ended up spending most of our day watching the youth competition in the National Clydesdale Show.

First was the Youth Decorating, where the young people had 30 minutes to decorate their horses for competition.

When they were finished, the judge critiqued their work and gave them some pointers.

Then they were judged on their showmanship.

All the youth also had an opportunity to judge a group of horses. They were all out on the floor with the official judge, had their own score sheets, and we're scored on how closely they matched the scores of the official judge. I thought that was really neat.

Then they hitched their horses to carts and drove them around the ring.

One of the cart drivers was very young. I think they said 8 years old.

And then they added a horse and drove the wagons.

In the end, this young lady, who was right in front of us during the decorating (the one in the first picture), won the overall competition. This really takes some serious work and dedication on the part of these kids. It really is amazing. Certainly a very enjoyable way to spend a Sunday.

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  1. That looks like so much fun. The Clydesdales are such awesome horses.

  2. i bet the kids (and the spectators) had a marvelous time!

  3. Clydesdales are remarkable (and huge) animals. Looks like the kids had a great time with them. Nice CC photos and report.

  4. That must have been a really interesting competition. They are beautiful horses.

  5. What an incredible event for the kids! I'm sure the adults enjoyed this too! Loved the series of pics!

  6. really enjoyed these. Looks likesplendid competition..sandy

  7. My daughter would love to be able to do that! Simply gorgeous animals. Great shots too!

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  8. Just got back from Busch Gardens and they have some gorgeous Clydesdales there. Great photos!

  9. WOW! What an awesome competition! You really captured some great photos! I would love to have seen that in person.

  10. Beautiful horses. I'm impressed with the young boy. Those are some large horses. Very nice pics.


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