Saturday, 30 October 2010

More Horses!

here again. The news from home remains good. I skyped with Ms. P yesterday and Tommy got all excited to hear my voice coming out of the computer! Bibi managed to lose his collar again, and the girls are generally being good.

At this end, today was Day 3 of the congress. It has been such fun to see all the horses and meet all the breeders. Let me start by introducing to you the grand champion stallion, North American Maid, known to his friends as "MOOSE"

In case you were wondering, he stands at 19 hands at the withers which is 1.93 metres, and he has a very sweet disposition

And this is the mares' grand champion. Her name is Blue Ribbon Farms' UNIQUE:

There has been so much excitement here that it's difficult to know which photos to share. The Priefert team of six-horses, either "ridden" or driven by Jason Goodman, was just amazing!

A beautiful mare from Wisconsin!

Patiently waiting for the six-horse hitch class:

I caught up with the friends I made in Nova Scotia in July. They were busy working with other breeders to clean harnesses!

And I also went shopping!

Last day of the Congress tomorrow, and then the French delegation will spend two days touring breeding farms around Iowa. Lots more fun in store!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


We are so happy woo are having fun!

Khyra and The Golden Khousins
PeeEssWoo: Hi Tommy! These horses are soooo inkhredible!

Derby, Ducky said...

Pretty lady horse from our state, Whiskerconsin! Glad you are having fun #1.

Sparkle said...

You must be in horse heaven!! I find it very funny, btw, that Tommy recognized your voice right away on Skype, but when we tried that here last winter when my human's boyfriend was on tour in Europe, the dumb dog here had no idea what was going on and ignored both the video and audio!

Raymond and Busby said...

It's too bad you aren't having any fun at all, #1! (MOL!) We think this trip is just what you needed. We are thrilled with the photos of the gorgeous horses. Glad to hear things are going well back home too. xoxo

Cat with a Garden said...

These boots are made for walking! Too cool! It's great you are having such a good and interesting time. And it's even better you're letting us take part a bit in all the excitement.
Many purrs!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Lovely horses!

Mango said...

I didn't have the pleasure of seeing the teams running at the horse show I was at. That must be a sight. I bet the whole arena shakes.

Mango Momma

Hannah and Lucy said...

We loved the horses manes all done up for their turn in the arena.
Glad to hear the Poupounette are behaving for Ms P. Hope Tommy gave you a woof when he heard you talking!!

Forever Foster said...

From the mum:
I can't get enough of these gorgeous horses! They look amazing, such beautiful strong creatures. What a fantastic time you must be having :)

Tanuki Maxx said...

Nice horsey!
So much fun fun fun!


Sagira said...

Those horses are just beautiful. I can't imagine how much time and effort it takes to get them to look that nice.

Nice boots...looks like you're having a great time. :)

Niamh said...

Of course Tommy recognized your voice! He misses you so much. Those horses are beautiful but so big!

Your friends,
Niamh & Ambrose

carouselofliesandotherfunthings said...

My goodness, those are some HUGE and beautiful horses. And the hooves - wow!

Katnip Lounge said...

This is just the BEST part about blogging. I get to learn so much that I'd never know otherwise!
Those horses are simply HUGE. Are they the descendants of the horses used in the crusades? (you know, in those bodice-ripping books!)

Good to hear the home news is fine; my Granddaughter LOVES to see our (HER) kitties on Skype.

MomKat Trish

Aniemother said...

Wow! Those are some seriously big horses!

Lola said...

Beautiful! What an exciting event. Glad the news from home is good.

lotsa licks, Lola

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Those horses are magnificent. Now those boots aren't too hard to look at either:)

Happy Howloween.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Matilda said...

Hi #1 san!
Wow, the six horses ride is amazing!
As you know, there are a lot of horse ranches in Hakkaido.
日本の友達 マチルダ

Cat Mandu said...

Careful! Don't get stepped on!

Grrreta said...

Percheron are so beautiful! That's so sweet that Tommy got to hear your your voice over skype. We can imagine the sweet, excited look on his face. We hope you're having a great trip.