Our weekend started on Thursday morning at 7AM when we had everyone and everything packed and ready to roll. 2 Rigs – 5 horses – 3 dogs a boat load of awards and Lynnie – The Sponsor Corral Queen
We drove in the rain with gloominess getting worse we started to panic but then as we usually say ” Everything happens for a reason” – plus what the heck is the sense in worrying about it Mother Nature will do what she wants – just like any good woman.
We would pull in at 10 AM with a great group of people there willing to help get things started. With the arena set, the banners hung, the Corral stocked, the stalls tagged, the panels set for a safe alley way, the entry booth organized, the picture back ground set, we are ready for Friday and people to start rolling in. Well they started rolling in on Thursday and they would continue until Saturday Night… We can not thank Joe Johnson and Kelly Bowser enough for getting the ground ready all week for the show to start Friday. THANK YOU Heather & Joe Johnson for all the work the week prior to us getting the WB Ranch and thank you Barbie Jimison, Becky Johnson, Helen Chambers, Don and Kristina Holden, The Meyer’s Family, Lisa Wylie and her Crew for helping set up from the beginning. NBHA 07 ROCKED for helping. We Thank CHELSEA TOY for all her contacts to great companies who helped make the awards great. We could not have done it without all of you helping get the place ready! For anyone we don’t list in this today & you had any part of it please know we appreciated each of you did. Your selfless act of kindness is known and appreciated.
During the weekend we would run just over 1100 barrel and pole runs not including exhibitions from Friday Night at 7 PM til Sunday at 1:30 PM and we would run all night long. For those of you who were there and ran at 2 in the morning, or 4 in the morning or if you were the last horse to run at 5:48 AM we THANK YOU for hanging in there. We never thought in a million years we would have the numbers we did. We said from day one. If we keep the ground good, start on time and keep the show running we will be good. We started on time, when the ground started to get a little sketchy we fix it and the show never stopped running – except with our intro for the Best of the Best riders (with a broken PA system) but all in all it was what it was and people hung in there. For those of you who scratched and never complained WE THANK YOU for those of you who stayed up to cheer on your friends when they ran at 3AM WE THANK YOU. For everyone who graced the WB Ranch that weekend WE THANK YOU!!
We can not thank the sponsors enough for stepping forward to help with this wonderful event. Christmas is almost here and perhaps some of our sponsors can help you get your shopping done. We will be highlighting each of them in the days to come. If they have a business that will help you or your family in any way please take a minute and check out their website, call for a quote or if you see them somewhere say THANK YOU-THANK YOU for making the BOTB show possible.
We hope you enjoy the days to come with the stories, play by plays and reviews for the weekends since The Best of the Best…. AGAIN WE THANK YOU
As always please be kind to everyone – at the end of the day your kindness says so much.
On the Road with Dawn and Clea
Dawn & Clea