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May 23, 2009

Bishop Mule Days - May 22, 2009

Things may start off slow at the beginning of the week, but by Friday the show is really picking up pace. With the weekend almost here, the events are in full gear and the day is packed with things to do and see.

Today was a busy day for the donkeys. The donkey events included Donkey Barrel Racing, Donkey Reining, Donkey Western Pleasure, Donkey Polebending, and Donkey Keyhole. I showed my gelding, White Knight in Donkey Western Pleasure and Donkey Barrel Racing. He did very well for me, but was just barely out of the placings. We had pretty good size classes and some strong competition this year.

The mule events were numerous. They included:

Gambler's Choice Teams Driving
Mule Barrel Racing Prelims & Finals
Chariot Barrel Racing
Ranch Roping
Farm Class (driving with farm implements)
Western Riding
Mule Reining
Gaited Mule Halter
Gaited Mulemanship
Mule Western Pleasure
Cow Working
Youth Leadline
Youth Western Pleasure
Youth English Pleasure
Youth Hunter Hack
Youth Ride-A-Buck
Mule Keyhole Race Prelims
Mule Polebending Prelims
Americana Driving Class
Western Pleasure Stakes
200 Yard Western Race
Gambler's Choice Singles Driving Finals
Youth Diamond Hitch
Youth Individual Pack Contest and Scrambler Contest
Non-Pro Box Hitch and Diamond Hitch Contests
Non-Pro Packing Class

In addition, they brought out the Budweiser Clydesdale team and the Priefert Texas Thunder Hitch (roman riding style) for the evening show.

Between running around showing Knight in his classes, I did get a chance to get some photos of a couple of the other events. Here are a few of them:

Cow Working

Youth Ride-A-Buck



Western Pleasure Stakes

Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at May 23, 2009 10:24 PM