Halloween is coming up, which means a number of different things. 1. It is the time of year that I am guaranteed at one point to eat so much candy corn that I feel sick. 2. EVERYTHING is pumpkin flavored 3. You can’t help but imagine absurd costumes for everyone around you, and 4. Costume classes at local shows are mandatory. If you are of the crafty persuasion, this is your time to shine. Horse costumes are wonderful and the best way to shame your equine partner, and we want you to share! Send pictures and a blurb of your best costume effort to [email protected].
Kristen Enedy: “Knighty, a 14-hand Connemara pony, was the “Official Pony of Major League Baseball” at a recent Halloween Combined Test. This amazing little baseball recently made the move up to Preliminary and was recently fourth in Open Prelim at the Fresno County Horse Park’s fall horse trials.”
Terry Mansky: “We clipped my daughter Lauren’s pony as a zebra for the Bath Pony Club’s Haunted Hunter Pace.”
Kim Hennessy: “My friend Judy Keller and I dressed my two Thoroughbreds Chiaro’s Alexander (Cecil) and Midnight Sermon (Gracie) as Secretariat and Ruffian for a recent competition. Cecil raced 33 times, coming in second place seven times in a row, and I bought him at 4 years old off the track. We evented to Training level; he is 26 years old now. Gracie never raced; she is 20 and the dam of my current dressage horse. We won first place for our costumes.”
Wendy Deini: “My daughter Danielle, 13, as a corpse bride, riding her ghost horse Lexie, a 5-year-old Percheron cross. Danielle is a member of Deer Creek Pony Club and enjoyed a Halloween play day with them at Dragonfire Farm in Wilton, Calif.”