12 total judges, 7 days of showing, 2 total shows, thousands of entries, and a blue heron in a palm treeeeee. That’s how that song goes, right? The Fun in the Sun show is a wrap!
Fox Lea Farm located in the beautiful Venice, Florida is a MUST SEE horse show facility. Multiple warm-up pens, minutes from some of the best beaches in the country, and did I mention, palm trees next to the arenas? From the 99% perfect weather to the “candy bar” and sponsor lunch, this show was amazing. Big names such as Kenny Lakins, Jamie English, and Keith Miller took home some big wins. Kathy Avolt and team with An Equine Production, put on another fabulous show with big numbers and competitive competition. The NSBA Crisis Fund took in over $2500 in donations over four classes, and vendors such as Kendals Western Hats, The Hitching Post, and All That Show Clothing, kept spectators lavished with stunning gear.
“Say what you will about the south, but no one retires and moves up north,” author unknown.
I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to visit this one-of-a-kind show, and will definitely be back next year as an exhibitor! A huge thank you to Tammy Schuster, Kathy Avolt, John Boxell, and many others for making me feel right at home.
2018 AAQHA Queen, Taylor Foster