Horses and riders compete for the gold

The Pot O Gold Horse Show welcomes horses and riders to annual event at the Armstrong Fairgrounds

A huge Percheron team took part in the Pot O Gold Horse Show in Armstrong in May.

A huge Percheron team took part in the Pot O Gold Horse Show in Armstrong in May.

At the end of the rainbow was the Pot O Gold Horse Show held last month at the Armstrong Fairgrounds.

“The weather was good till early afternoon when the rain set in, and exhibitors were invited inside the Agriplex to wait for their next class,” said Nancy Roman, with the B.C. Interior Morgan Horse Club, which hosted the event.

She said main judge Karan Moore from Grand Forks did a fabulous job in speaking with exhibitors, offering advice and tips in each class.

“Trail course judge Carmen Letawski, from Spallumcheen, did a great job looking after the outdoor trail course until 2 p.m., which is just about when the rain started in,” said Roman. “Although horse entries were lower than last year, spectators came in droves to cheer them on.

“A huge thank-you to our volunteer team, including two teenagers from the local high school, Jaden and Matthew — the lucky boys get high school credits for volunteering at our show.”

Roman expressed her thanks on behalf of the club for class sponsors:  Alan Smythe, Armstrong Machine Shop, Armstrong Physiotherapy, Armstrong Regional Co-op, Birch Meadow Farms, CIBC Armstrong branch, David Niebuhr Inc., Deep Creek Veterinary Services, Fern Rigg Farm, Granite Morgans, Horse Council BC, Noble-T Morgans, Okanagan Advertiser Newspaper & Printing, Pat Crema, Saddle Up magazine, Scott Livingstone Farrier Services, Selkirk Saddle Club, Shepherd’s Hardware Limited, Shuswap Veterinary Clinic, Timber Ridge Trails, Timberstar / Kioti Tractors, Tony Verbeeten Farrier Services.

“We appreciate our class sponsors, for without them there would be no show,” said Roman.