Horses receive formal assessment

August 19, 2009 | 12:01 a.m. CDT
Stable Manager Nichole Sandner and Brittany Penrod of the Team Red Bull Gives you Wings wash down Smokey at this year's Mega Rally. Rally participants are required to present themselves and their horses prior to the beginning of competition for a formal assessment not only of their horse's grooming and upkeep but also of the rider's attire.

RELATED STORIES: Pony club members are tough riders, devoted caretakers