Sunday, 10 June 2012

A Day out at Bramham Park

This Saturday was the best I've had for ages.  Because of me having the pups and then the weather has been so bad, it seems such a long time since we had a whole day out somewhere and this was a REAL day out to a big event near where we live. The Bramham International Horse Trials were being held for peeps and horses to show off their skills. We went to the cross country event last year and it was so good Judith & Leigh decided to take me and Alfie Crybbe and my 2 pups along for the day. This year as all the other big horse trial events for the Olympics had been cancelled because of the bad weather Bramham Park was their last chance for a practice and there were entries from all over the world.

And there were thousands of peeps watching. We walked round the cross country course (Trilby and Merlin had to ride in the pet stroller because they are too young to walk far) and we stopped every so often for some snacks :-) This was my favourite stall:

There were such yummy smells coming from it! We did get to taste a bit and then we sampled some ice cream for dessert:

Crybbe enjoying some ice cream

Trilby and Merlin got a chance to take in the sights as well.

All the jumps had some kind of sculpture or theme to it. This one was rabbits!

This one celebrated the Leeds Rock Music Festival which is held at Bramham too

This was a jump made like a wooden boot!

And this was a big wooden sun :-)

But it wasn't all horses either. We met hundreds of different dogs out walking the course with their peeps and some were wearing some pretty wild outfits:

Alfie Crybbe never did tell me what the poodle whispered!

A Great Dane like Sampson - with his Husky friend

A big greyhound - you can just see me watching him in the background

And can you see the different dogs watching the jumping in this picture.

There were lots of jumps that ended up in the water too which would not have been my idea of fun! But we did have a good time and it certainly tired out Trilby and Merlin:

By the time we got home we all just wanted to sleep :-)


  1. What an awesome day! I love the jump with the guitars. Great that you got to go along with your peeps too!

  2. Boy you guys get to go to some terrific events! It must have been fun watching the horses and the food always looks good. I bet that Hog Roast stall smelled amazing! :)

  3. Now that was a fantastic day out....especially that hog roast. Thanks for taking us along with you. We feel like we were there, too.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  4. Such a pawsome outing! The rabbit sculptures are adorable!

  5. Is this Merlin and Trilby's first outing? They look pretty tired at the bottom picture. I bet they had so much fun... oh the glorious ice cream. We love ice cream too... In fact, I might consider getting an overloaded Double Dutch.

    Wow, that's amazing. Lots of doggy friends to meet. Good for you guys.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  6. Hog roast, yummers. Did you all get to have some?

    We enjoyed our day out on sunday so much, it certainly was lovely to be out in the fresh air and enjoying some good weather just like you. Rained ever since....

    Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

  7. Hi Magic and your pupies!
    Wow! Looks wonderful event!
    It looks like you had a great time!

  8. Susie-Belle wants some hog roast NOW, something she's not yet, where's the next hog-roast happening I wonder as what SusieB wants, SusieB gets. xx

    Looks like a lovely day :)

  9. Rocket saw the horses jumping and told me he wants to be a horse because they look like they lots of fun. I (yuki) was more interested in the hog roast, i would like some of that. :)

    yuki and rocket

  10. We're very interested in hog roast!! :D :D You and your family always have great outings! Just love to see all these photos!

    Momo & Pinot xoxo

  11. It looks like you all had a wonderful day!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  12. Looks like an awesome day, and look at all those different jumps, very artsy.

    And very doggy friendly too!! We love the Great Dane ;)

    Have a great weekend!


    P.s sorry we are SO behind on catching up with your blogs, live has a habit of getting in your way! :(

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