Costume Fun at Roebke’s Run

Chris Heydon's dog Boomer, finding his true calling as a taco dog. Photo by Sue Goepfert Chris Heydon's dog Boomer, finding his true calling as a taco dog. Photo by Sue Goepfert

From taco dogs to sugar skulls galore, competitors pulled out the big guns at the costume contest at Roebke’s Run Fall Horse Trials! In addition to cash prizes for best personal and group costumes, “donkeys” and “taco dogs” also had the chance to strut their stuff to win big at Saturday’s competitor party.

Stalls were decorated, sombreros were donned, and four-legged bottles of Corona were garnished with lime.  Sue Goepfert sent us pictures of some of the creative costumes sported by riders and their furry friends (and some spouses, too!).

Check out this Corona with (the most adorable) lime, and an awesome bottle opener costume! How’s that for elaborate? I mean, look at that bottle cap!

Corona with (the most adorable) lime, and an awesome bottle opener costume. Photo by Sue Goepfert

Photo by Sue Goepfert

Look at that bottle cap! Photo by Sue Goepfert

Photo by Sue Goepfert

Here’s Everly Ivener and Summit View Capriceaux, aka the cutest darn donkey at Roebke’s Run. I’m loving the sombrero over the helmet! Way to #mindyourmelon, Everly!

Everly Ivener and Summit View Capriceaux, aka the cutest darn donkey at Roebke's Run. Photo by Sue Goepfert

Photo by Sue Goepfert

Even the horse has a bandanna!

Even the horse has a bandanna! Photo by Sue Goepfert

Photo by Sue Goepfert

Chris Heydon and My Sweet Baboo the piñata took it up a notch with an extra special touch to their costume; Sue reports that when Chris pressed a certain spot on the horse’s costume, candy fell out from the girth. How awesome is that?

Chris Heydon and My Sweet Baboo the piñata. Photo by Sue Goepfert

Photo by Sue Goepfert

Jen and Chad Rogness get my vote for cutest couple! (Edit: I have just been informed that Jen and Chad won the People category in the costume contest. Go get ’em, guys!)

Jen and Chad Rogness get my vote for cutest couple! Photo by Sue Goepfert

Photo by Sue Goepfert

Jen and Chad’s dogs, Bear and Boomer, were clearly not as excited about the costume contest, but they look like they were trying very hard to humor their crazy humans.

Jen Rogness' dog - I mean, donkey - Bear is such a good sport! Photo by Sue Goepfert

Bear the donkey. Photo by Sue Goepfert

Jen Rogness' dog Boomer is clearly ecstatic about being a taco for the day. Photo by Sue Goepfert

Boomer the taco dog. Photo by Sue Goepfert

How about this awesome Day of the Dead setup, brought to you by the Purina reps? As you can see, they’re reppin’ the margarita dispenser, too.

Purina reps, repping the margarita dispenser. Photo by Sue Goepfert

Photo by Sue Goepfert

I’m sad that I wasn’t able to make it to Schweiss’ Magister Equitum stables for the horse trials and party. If anyone knows who won the costume contests, please let us know in the comments! Thanks to Sue for sharing these pictures, and thanks to the Schweiss family for hosting another top-notch event in Area IV!

Go Roebke’s Run. Go Eventing.

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