This past weekend, S, Baby and I decided to check out a country fair. This particular country fair promised to have hay rides, horse shows, saddle sales, bake sales, and pony rides! This country fair was also only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver!
This is the first year we've been to the fair as I had never actually heard of it before. Baby has been on a field trip to the Southlands Farm with the daycare group she goes to on Thursdays and Fridays but other than that we haven't really spent a lot of time in that area of the city.
The Southlands Country Fair
is held in, you guessed it, Southlands. Southlands is a unique pocket
in Vancouver that is chock a block full of million dollar home,
sprawling estates and horses. There is a riding club and a farm to round
things out. If you aren't lucky enough to pass by a trotting horse
while driving through the neighbourhood the evidence of horses isn't
hard to find on the roads.
We've been having amazing September weather and it was a very warm, sunny day so it was a perfect day for a fair. Baby loves animals and while she has met many real horses, she's never actually ridden one. She talked about "my pony" for 24 hours leading up to the event and was thrilled when the farm hand put her riding helmut on. She was a bit shy when first getting on the pony and wanted me to walk beside her but overall she seems to really enjoy it. Her pony was special apparently as it was the only one that had curly hair...just like Baby. It was a perfect match.