Practicin’ in Jackson

preshowwarmup.jpgGreetings from the Fordice Equine Center at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson. It’s time for the 61st National Appaloosa Show and World Championship Appaloosa Youth Show. This scene is from Sunday’s practice time in advance of the first youth classes which kick things off Monday Morning.

Exhibitors found the air conditioned atmosphere of the equine center to be a great place to work their horses — or just visit with friends. Actually, the weather forecast is for relatively cool nights and “normal” summer days around 90 degrees. There are two or three other covered practice areas and shaved ice, so we think we’ll survive just fine.

Sunday was a busy day for members of the Appaloosa Youth Association, with a meeting of AYA directors, a speech contest, ice cream and the 2007 Awards banquet. We’ll provide some follow-up posts on the contest and banquet. Stay tuned.

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