Spoiler: There was no 50 mile ride. Not for the Wildfire family, anyway...
Madison and I had been bouncing around all week looking forward to the ride on the weekend. Madison's first 50! Sasha's first ride this year! Gorgeous weather! We loaded up Vienna and Sasha on Saturday morning and arrived in Perth in early afternoon, registered, set up our tent and canopy, and prepared lunch for the ponies.
A new electric dividing line was set up (never mind that we hadn't needed a dividing line for the last three years) and the horses were segregated, and after they finished eating we went over to the vet area to vet through.
Only... we didn't. Neither horse passed the pre-ride vet check.