The Horse Association of Central Kootenay rode into town for its annual horse show and competition at the Trail Horseman’s Grounds over the weekend.
Close to 50 equine enthusiasts from the East and West Kootenays saddled up for the Hot August Hooves Trophy Show that features some of the area’s best riders.
Wendy Price of Grand Forks judged the competetion that showcased almost 100 different events in Dressage, Jumping, English, and Western categories
“There are many different levels, we have a girl that is three and a half years old, that’s our youngest, and I don’t dare ask who our oldest is,” said event organizer Pam Malekow from the Horse Association. “We have all levels beginners, intermediates, it’s great.”
The three-day event also featured demonstrations from the Koote-Neigh Vaulters, a dressage demonstration from Heidi Scott, and a pot-luck dinner Saturday.
“Everyone is having a really good time,”added Malekow. “They come and camp out, and the weather has been great. It’s all been a lot of fun.”
But like most events the show did not go off without a few small hitches. After a local group failed to show to run the concession, the Koote-Neigh Vaulters kindly allowed themselves to be roped into it.
“The Kootenay Vaulters were here doing a demonstration, and so they did some hot dogs and hamburgers and stuff for us, so a huge thank you to the Koote-Neigh Vaulters and all the volunteers that made this possible.”