Riding Lessons and More in Central Virginia

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

At the Fair

Easy Keeper Farm enjoyed another terrific weekend at the Louisa County Agricultural Fair. If you came by our booth and we weren't there -- hope you took a brochure and enjoyed the updated slideshow running photographs of our excellent students, friendly horses, and all the improvements around the farm. We had too much to see at the Fair to sit at the booth all day! My favorite part is the 4H Livestock Show, and the kids presenting their hogs, sheep, goats and cattle to the judges do such a great job. It is not easy to win a Showmanship class based on how you handle a free-ranging hog, I am sure! A couple of steers were quite spunky, and one gave his small handler a swing into the metal panels. The youngster bravely continued and answered the judge's questions while rubbing the bump on his head. He got a big round of applause and his mom reported the next day that he had been checked out fine. The sheepdog demonstration, the quilted projects and the vegetables in the judged exhibits rounded out the highlights. As always, the FFA Alumni Dinner Under the Stars on Friday night was a delicious treat.

Looking ahead, if you're interested in riding but haven't quite convinced Mom and Dad yet, be sure to come to the Betty Queen Center on Saturday, August 20, from 10-12 noon. It's the 30th Anniversary Party for the Louisa County Parks & Recreation Department, and Team EKF will be there giving free pony rides!