Tina, Carol and I went to Pittsford this morning so we could experience the
annual carriage competition and grab some photos.
As usual it was first class the minute you walked through the gate.
This year we opted not to go the Patron route, which would have gotten in this beautiful tent for a very delicious and expensive lunch.
A Reinsmanship class was in progress.
When I got to the hat store I asked for permission to take photos and this is the first year the answer was no. Only got a few shots from the outside.
Did my best to catch some hats on the grounds, but it was not quite as exciting as watching people try on hat after hat.
The two below are my favorites....competitors from Ohio.
I will say that the grounds were exceptional!
Below is part of the Cross Country Course.
This was one of the more distinctive dogs I saw.
These amazing sunflowers were at the Pittsford Driving Association table. Stunning!
Below is T.H. She has been a judge and competitor for many years and has met with great
success. I was her ring steward at the Northampton Show many years ago.
My friend Mary H. was there with her dog Iris.
You can count on Tina to get something at one of the shops.
Then it was time for lunch. Tina and I had wraps....
Carol had breakfast.
On the way back to the car we went to the backfield for more pictures.
Kateland Farm is near us and houses at least 60 minis.
There was a lot of activity....grooming, bathing, cleaning tack and more.
This vehicle is positively gorgeous.
Of course we had to tune into the Hafflingers.
Another sweet experience of the finest quality. Here is a competition where people of all ages can compete. Their horses, rigs and finery is impeccable and they travel from all over the United States and Canada to participate in a classic, victorian event (the biggest in our country).
(Terry...I would love to see your big boys here some year).