Horses keep their own time
We have set up camp here in the Dr. Jack Giesy Horse Arena. Meaning I am sitting on an inflatable cushion, we got here early so we could snag a seat at the top of the bleachers for back support, my water bottle is filled, and I brought along some battery-operated fans from the Dollar Tree to try to move the warm air around a bit. They are cows! And they are adorable!
It’s important come prepared if you want to watch some horsing around because, as we have learned the hard way, horses can’t tell time.
We have a good friend who is competing in the Seniors Division today. Her family knows that the posted schedule for all her events is merely a suggestion. It always takes longer than planned to clean up the arena, set up the obstacles, and run through all the participants. Events can be chunks of minutes or even hours late.
If you want to see some horses doing something…anything, swing on by the arena out by the Green Gate. There’s a very good chance you will see some sort of horse action happening.
However, if you want to see a specific horse event, it’s best to come by a little early and check with the office or announcer’s booth on the north side of the ring. They should be able to give you a rough guess of when to check back in.