Decorating Horse Stalls For Christmas
Decorating horse stalls for Christmas can be a lot of fun, which is why we just had a “Deck The Stalls” party today at the farm!
For a small entry fee (which was a $20 donation to the horse rescue – more about that in another post!) anyone could enter to decorate one of the horse’s stalls for Christmas.
With three judges scoring from 1 to 10 on originality, creativity and overall artistic impression; the scores would be combined and the winner would win a $50 gift certificate to a favorite local horse supply/tack store.
We also had hot chocolate, marshmallows and cookies; and everyone brought a stocking to decorate for their “favorite” horse!
After decorating the stockings we all made “treat bags” to put in the stockings just in case there would be a naughty horse that might otherwise get a lump of coal!
In fact, as you can see from the picture to the left there actually is a pony that earned the name “Naughty”…because she often is :)…her real name is actually “Pumpkin.” It’s hard to see in the small picture, but the decorator (Sophia) made a name tag for her door with the name “Naughty” on it.
She can be pretty naughty but she’s also very talented and athletic and wins quite a few ribbons at horse shows! She’s a very handy and competitive jumper. We have had her since she was 2 years old…she’s 16 now.
There were peppermints, ribbon candy and baby carrots to stuff the treat bags with 🙂 Some of us “made the rounds” and let the horses sample the treats ahead of time…after all with all those yummy smells drifting through the air it would have been a little mean to make them wait a few more days just to get a little treat, LOL.
We all had lots of fun and laughter this afternoon. It helped put us in the holiday mood. Whether a spectator, judge or decorator we all had a great time decorating horse stalls for Christmas!