And this is the most expensive show in Albuquerque of the year and they used to have fantastic prizes and this year was terrible. I know the economy is down and I'm sure the show organizers were feeling it too but the prizes were terrible. Quote]
We had something similar happen here. Our CSHA Region 2 had a buckle series (finally) so that we could get points for state BUT then the show manager decided they did not have enough money for approved judges so we had volunteer judges at all the shows with no high points and ribbons were 1st - 4th and there were a decent amount of people there (about 5 or 8 in every class) so I called the manager up (she is becoming a friend) and I offered to help with High point prizes for next year and she tells me
"OH that's ok I have some left over from last year."
Me:"OH ok great. How come we didn't use them this year?"
Her:"OH they weren't ready."
So that was a little strange to say the least but it was a fun show none the less.