I'm looking so forward to going to the National Side Saddle Show this year at Addington! Unfortunately, I won't be showing (maybe next year if I can get Hattie whipped into shape, sort out some transportation and Hattie doesn't decide to injure herself??) but will be going to spectate and shop!!
Who else is going?
For those who have never been, here is an example of the some of more unusual things you get to see at the Nationals...
The shopping is good too as there is not only side saddle vendors (sadly I've been informed that Laura Dempsey won't be there this year), but other equestrian vendors as well. My FAVORITE show shirt brand, Teque-Style will have a stand there so hopefully I will be able to pick up another show shirt from them as I wear my other one to death! They fit me perfectly and the collars aren't baggy either.
LOL, I don't need a saddle this year as I'm sorted with my Whippy and my off-side one but I want to "upgrade" my riding habit to one that has longer sleeves as if I'm going to show next year at the Nationals (*fingers crossed*), I can't have a 2" gap between my wrists and my sleeve cuffs! I need 25" long sleeves, my lovely Moss Bros habit only has 23" long sleeves. Darn my freakishly log arms!!
I'm also looking forward to sitting on the grass with my cheeseburger with fried onions and watching the side saddle jumping!
Lets hope there are no wasps this year!