Wanda took some photos during our warm-up (thank-you, Wanda!). The designated warm-up arena was in another building cheek-to-jowl with the Oregon Ag Fest, a beehive of activity and noise from various farm animals, a crackling loudspeaker and lots of families with kids and strollers. Because of that, most competitors chose to warm up in an open area outside the two competition arenas, even though the footing wasn't ideal.
This photo shows the end result of my braiding job.
As requested, I will do a photo tutorial on how I braid sometime this month.
There may be more photos yet to come. Rick shot some during our tests, but we haven't been able to download them to my computer yet.