Just what goes on at these shows?
There are a number of different events you may encounter at a show,
some more serious than others. These photos show the Smartest
on Parade event, where grooming counts!
There may be Open Rider, where you are judged
on your riding and your donkey's behavior!
There is usually an obstacle course, which may be ridden,
led or longreined (as separate events).
There are generally a variety of novelty races, such as sack race,
dress-up race, musical mats and an endless array of variations.
Guaranteed to end in chaos sooner or later!