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May 18, 2009

Bishop Mule Days - May 18, 2009

It has been a busy last couple of days leading up to Bishop Mule Days.

We left early Friday morning to start the drive from Washington state down to California. Friday afternoon we arrived at a lovely farm near Grants Pass, OR, where we had arranged overnight boarding stalls for each of the donkeys and mules in our group. This farm is in a lovely quiet valley.


After many more hours of driving we finally arrived in Bishop, CA Sunday afternoon about 12:30pm. Our last stop for fuel before arriving in Bishop was at Bridgeport. Here is the pretty view from the gas station parking lot there.


Like many other people, we spent Sunday afternoon getting unpacked, setting up, and settling in at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, CA.


Those who got set up early enough and still had energy left to ride were out having fun in the evening after things cooled off a little.





Today, Monday, has been hot and sunny most of the day, although it has cooled down a little this afternoon. I rode my gelding, Knight, this morning and he was pretty sweaty when we got through. He was happy to get back to the cool shade of his pen.


Tomorrow the show begins at 8:00am with Pleasure Driving! Then in the afternoon there will be English Pleasure and Hunter Hack classes. Check back soon to find out how those events went!

Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at May 18, 2009 07:03 PM