Most of us have tried really hard to be patient and persevere during these difficult times. One ‘patience milestone’ was reached on May 23rd with the first horse show at TTC in over two months, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The TTC organizers published a set of guidelines that required masks be worn at the secretary’s stand and in the tack shop, and a limit on the size of groups of people. Designated parking areas were spaced out to facilitate social distancing. It seemed to me that competitors and their support crew acted very responsibly to these requests.
Heavy rains in the preceding few days threatened the event. Consequently. a lot of hard work went into preparing the arenas and grounds. And the show was on!
None of these factors appeared to dampen the enthusiasm of the riders. I heard cheering, encouragement, laughter, and a lot of chatter about how pleased people were to be out competing again.
Next event at TTC: June 6 – Dressage & Combined Test; Jumper Show.