As with last year I went on the Friday rather than the weekend as I've found it to be a bit quieter and with a more varied timetable. I got the bus to the showground straight from Glasgow but to my horror, realised that I'd missed the stop for the show literally just as the bus started to pull away. (I didn't see the sign and stupidly assumed people were getting off for something else) Luckily the driver was an absolute legend and pulled over at the next bus stop and told me which one to get on the other side of the road. It wasn't ideal, but twenty minutes later I was back on the road and on my way to the show! XD
I took millions of photos as usual, all of which can be found
The first class I found was the Ridden Highlands, always a favourite of mine as Highland ponies are my very favourite breed. There were a lot of really chunky ponies in the running this year, including one with so much feather I wondered if he had a hidden bit of Clydesdale in his ancestry! XD
I mean just LOOK at this! What a stunner - he looks like he could have been an Elven horse in The Lord of the Rings or something!
Most were various shades of grey but there were a couple of duns, including this incredibly striking mouse dun. (and just look at that neck, ye gads!)
There was another lovely Highland in the 'Cuddy In Hand Supreme Championship' later in the day, which I think was a HOTY show qualifier, but more on that front later... :P
Part 2 will be up soon!