We spent Sunday afternoon with the grandparents at Bukit Timah Saddle Club’s Annual Country Fair. They have interesting events lined up such as show jumping competition, horse fancy dress competition and pony games. We went to this event many years ago and now it is a much bigger affair. #1 stayed at home to study for her exams which are in a couple of weeks time. #2 was thrown off a horse once and she would rather stay away from horses!
|How are you, dear horse?|
For the babies, this was their first encounter up close with a horse. They were staring intently at this beautiful horse. Kate even wanted to touch it.
|Kate’s cousin joined us|
There was this horse alone in a ring. It bent down, lay on the sand, and started wriggling around vigorously. Then it stood up again and shook off the sand. I think it was trying to get rid of an itch.
They offered pony rides at $10 per ride. This was very popular with all the kids and there was a long queue.
We were all rather hot by then and in need of a place to rest. They had stalls selling snacks and drinks. You could even purchase the outdoor furniture we were sitting on!
These girls were getting ready for the pony race. Pity we didn’t have time to stay and watch the race as we had to head home for a party.
Sane tip: If your kids have never seen real horses, you can come by and have brunch or tea at either the Rider’s café or Marmalade pantry and the kids can wander around the stables. It is a lovely laid back place to spend a weekend morning or evening.
Save tip: If you bring your own snacks and drinks, it’s a very entertaining family day out, all for free!
~ mummywee – parenting 6 kids without going mad or broke ~