Recently, I went to The Westernaires Western Heritage Show celebrating the National Day of the Cowboy. The riders put on a spectacular show, so fascinating that I really wanted to ride along
Recently, I went to The Westernaires Western Heritage Show celebrating the National Day of the Cowboy. The riders put on a spectacular show, so fascinating that I really wanted to ride along with them. They did tricks and formations that I never would have imagined, and you could tell that they had practiced their acts over and over again until they did it right. They also looked at home on their horses, and they rode in several cool formations including one where they went around in a spiral circle. Occasionally, girls would fall off their horses (jumping right back up again) and the horses would run free around the enclosure. The audience chatted excitedly to each other as the horses did their stunts (the majority of the audience were kids in kindergarten to fifth grade). After the show, I was able to interview two of the Westernaires; Lauren Edwards and Sammi Clark. "[My favorite part of Westernaires is] being able to be around horses and riding them," Edwards says enthusiastically. Clark agrees, while also adding that "doing drills with the horses is fun too." But not just the riders enjoy the experience of the show. Olivia Veer, age eleven, comments that "My favorite part was watching everyone ride the horses," as I'm sure most of the audience would agree. The show was overall great, and kids of all ages will love it. If you missed this show, come see their next one at the Jefferson County Fair on August 10-11!