When you are a true horse lover, you just have to appreciate the splendor of the Budweiser Clydesdales, who are one of the attractions at today’s openingC of the 3i Show in Dodge City.
Their royal accommodations in the dirt-floor portion of the new Western Bank Expo Center were big enough to make the trailer that transports the giant Percherons look like toy truck.
As for the horses, they seemed a heck of lot more interested in the big feed bunker of hay than the landscaped accommodations provided for them.
As for spectators, the Clydesdales drew a crowd early in the morning when the day’s visitors were just beginning to arrive at the show.
Nobody was more impressed with the animals, however than little Samantha Towry, who was visiting the show with her family.
She said she lives in Bucklin and she really, really loves horses and taking pictures.
Today is the first day of the 3i Show in its new, permanent venue in Dodge City. Show promoters say they are happy with the show opening in spite of the expected first-day-in-a-new-place gliltches.
The huge, new exhibit building is cooled by fans and 12 evaporative coolers, which were by 1 p.m. keeping up with the 90-plus degree heat to keep the building comfortable.
Outside, in the massive outdoor lot, those without tents or umbrellas were definitely dealing with the heat of July in Kansas, but many vendors brought shelter and some, such as Sharp Seed of Healy, had their own air conditioned trailer.
Samantha Towry of Bucklin gets photos of the Budweiser Clydesdales at the 3i Show. She said she loves horses and taking pictures.