The girls have been pretty excited to participate in an equestrian gaming competition at Lang's Pony Farm here in Mount Vernon.
They saved their money in order to pay for a horse riding lesson a couple weeks ago just for the sake of refreshing their riding skills in anticipation of this event.
When word got around, Aunt Rachel and Uncle Steve were thrilled that they were able to come up to watch the show. Stars aligned and they were able to carpool with Grandpa Dave so all three could enjoy the festivities.
None of us really knew what to expect at this event since we had never been to a competition like this before. As it turns out, the group of competitors proved to be a wide mix of experience levels. Our girls fit right in with the group.
Mikayla's horse was named Czar and Alexia's horse was named Simon.
The 2.5 hours event included a wide variety of horse games and the girls were able to successfully complete each one.
We all had a great time (although the wind chill did somewhat reduce the potential enjoyment factor).
Here is the rather lengthy video that captures all the games except the first game -- which I unsuccessfully attempted to photograph.
Lang's hosts this competition once a month... and it sounds like the girls might do it again next year. Even Aunt Rachel is contemplating a lesson and participation in 2011! Woo Hoo!