Bishops Orchard in Guilford CT. played host to the
Third Annual Donkey and Mule Show
|Mr. Bill Garrett|
Saturday May 7, 2011 The judge was Mr. Bill Garrett of Garrett Mammoth Jackstock Farms in Stillwell, Oklahoma. http://www.garrettjackstock.com/ He has been raising Mammoth jack donkeys and breeding mules for over 40 years. Having his experience at the show was a highlight for all who were exhibiting. Several animals in the ring originally came from his breeding program. Over the years upwards of 6000 donkeys have passed through the care of Bill Garrett. It was an incredible opportunity for all who were showing to be in the ring with such a knowledgeable judge. Congratulations to Miss Elizabeth WIlliams who was high point for the day..
|A Game of Cat and Mouse|
Here our little 3 year old exhibitor and her Donkey a 5 year old miniature named Peanut took the win in the Costume Class. It just doesn't get any cuter than to see these kids come out and have fun with their pets.
I ( Carolyn Stearns - Announcer) http://www.carolynstearnsstoryteller.com/ had a busy day in the announcers booth keeping everybody in the audience informed as to what was happening in the ring. It was important to keep the exhibitors on track as to which classes were coming up. It was an outstanding turnout for the event which tied in with the Bishop Orchard Blossom Fest. http://www.bishopsorchards.com/ The hay rides through orchards in full bloom ran full all day long. What a perfect way for the whole family to spend the day together.
You can find both the New England Donkey and Mule Club and Bishops Orchard on Facebook stop by and see the pictures as everyone puts them up!