Chilly weekend not a problem at Green Hill Park Winter Series horse show

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Showmanship featured several row’s worth of competitors. Tabitha Thompson took home the blue.

March was serving up a little late-winter chill with a side of nippy breeze last weekend (March 5) as Green Hill Park Equestrian Center held the second show of their annual Winter Series. But the sun was warm and plenty of exhibitors came to Salem ready to show.

While many early season shows are usually full of green horses acting a bit silly, Sunday’s show was full of nice classes of horses trotting around quietly like they had been doing it all year. Judge Ken Davis had a lovely group of horses and riders to judge in several pleasure classes.

Classes were large enough to be split in several cases into junior and senior divisions and Showmanship had several rows of competitors lined up. The pleasure classes actually seemed to be more popular than the games such as the potato race and flag race. There were no competitors in the usually popular Costume class.

Starting at 11 a.m., the show was done by 3:30 p.m., giving everyone plenty to time to get back to the barn before dark.

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