Helping out at an endurance horse riding competition

On the weekend, we went up to Gingin to help run one of the checkpoints for an endurance riding competition. Many of the competitors ride all day, up to 80km, which is exhausting work for those of us that have to hand out drinks and lollies… but we managed to pull through!

The kids did a great job helping out, delivering cups of water and gummy snakes to the riders, and water, carrots and hay for the horses. They did, however, have a terrible time explaining why the gummy snakes seemed to be disappearing so quickly (and even faster whenever Dad was around).

LR delivers desperately needed cups of water to the riders.

LR delivers desperately needed cups of water to the riders.



RJ delivers desperately needed lolly snakes to the riders.

RJ delivers desperately needed gummy snakes to the riders.

The riders were always really happy to see the kids.

The riders were always really happy to see the kids.

RJ gets some cuddles in.

RJ gets some cuddles in.

LR and Poppa run the technology station.

LR and Poppa run the technology station.

RJ got a bit wet filling up the drinking trough.

RJ got a bit wet filling up the drinking trough.

The team at Checkpoint 4 watch as another group of riders arrive.

The team at Checkpoint 4 watch as another group of riders arrive.

LR takes a break to do a bit of reading.

LR takes a break to do a bit of reading.

Dad catches up with a friend.

Dad catches up with a friend.

Mom and LR watch the awards.

Mom and LR watch the awards.

RJ and LR had a good time throwing boulders at the quarry.

RJ and LR had a good time throwing boulders at the quarry.

After the event was over, we headed over to the shed to play with some electronics and whatever else we could find.

Poppa and RJ spend some quality time geeking out.

Poppa and RJ spend some quality time geeking out.

LR and Dad played pool while Poppa and RJ worked on electronics.

LR and Dad played pool while Poppa and RJ worked on electronics.


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