Dreams Come True Farm
2012 Keystone International Livestock Expo Open Horse Show Photos 

September 29-30, 2012
Farm Show Complex
Harrisburg, PA

      I have been attending equestrian events at this venue since I was a child, never thinking that one day I would be showing here! With Harrisburg less than 20 miles from DCTF for the first time I had the opportunity to show our magnificient Friesian driving mare to local equestrian exhibitors. There were only 2 driving classes, so we studied the prize list for other suitable classes and found 2 costume and 2 leadline classes. With over 1200 entries this was a huge show for the western and hunter/jumper crowd, and with us being the only Friesian there, making us stand out.
      It was also the first time I showed in my "back yard," making it easy for friends to come out to support us and for us to tend to our barn chores and other horses.
Please enjoy these class photos taken by Sunlit Photos.

This was the first show for my dear friend Alice's 6 YO granddaughter, Grace, Mechanicsburg, PA. It was also the debut of the period costume I had gotten at Martin's Carriage Auction in the spring and fit Jodi Van Sprang, Harrisburg, PA, perfectly. Jodi is a beautiful rider and has always shown Sjaantje well.

Jodi, Grace, & Sjaantje pose for a ribbon photo
Thomas & Grace visit Sjaantje in her stall

Gloria spiffs Jodi & Sjaantje up for their entrance

Created on January 2, 2013  by Gail Aumiller, and last updated January 2, 2013