Another change was that we added the American Heart Association as a reciepient of some of the money we made...hence the adorable red dress banners they provided for us to use about the show grounds.
Lots of vendors donated art, products and several gift certificates. Some were put up for silent auction, and others were given away with a random drawing. Dinner was provided for no cost to all exhibitors and their families and friends both Friday and Saturday nights and a special "red dress class" was added into the show schedule. Honestly, I don't think this show could have been anymore fun than it was....well - Sandy (my head trainer) was not able to be there...so there. Only if Sandy was there would it have been more fun!Aslo a very first for this show was the addition of a saddleseat (not sidesaddle) riding clinic hosted by Melissa Moore. Melissa is an upper echelon rider, riding instructor, trainer and a judge who has been to and won blue ribbons at the American Saddlebred World Championship Horse show in KY. more times than I can count. I have never met her, but heard only wonderful things. Here is Koren Mercer introducing her to us on Friday evening.