We had such a great time last Saturday! Our trail ride was so much fun. It was a beautiful, slightly cool afternoon. The horses felt great and did a wonderful job crossing the creeks, cutting through the woods, and walking through open pastures. We had experienced riders as well as beginners ride the trail and all did a great job.
For me, the best part of the evening was seeing everyone come dressed up to the ride. When the costume contest was first announced, I did not think that the Posse members would actually dress up. Boy was I wrong.
Most people came in costume. We had rodeo contestants, Indians, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, a deer hunter, a Western outlaw, and a gypsy. Cathey Holliday came as a female Zorro. She was my personal favorite; although, my daughter Kyla looked pretty authentic as a Native American. Kyla researched actual symbols that Indians would paint on their horses. She painted them on her horse, and dressed the part herself.
It was fun to see these costumed riders riding across Cross Creek Cattle Company. After the ride, the Posse held their officer election. We awarded two costume prizes. One for the best dressed horse and one for the best costume. The Sheriff judged the contest and had a hard time making his decision. We also ate dinner and visited with one another. All in all, we hosted a fun evening for the Posse.
Since this year’s costume contest was such a hit, it will probably occur next year, too. They will have all year to try to top this year’s costumes. As evidenced by the costumes this year, the members of the Posse not only ride horses well, but they are very creative. Below are the costume contest winners.