Held at the Menlo Circus Club, the Menlo Charity Horse Show, a U.S. Equestrian Federation Heritage Show, features top hunter and jumper competition in Atherton, Calif. This year’s show was held Aug. 8-13.
For the last decade, the show has hosted a popular tackroom judging contest. Displays are judged on six criteria—appearance, organization and planning, safety, practicality, condition and innovation. Barns take pride in the annual contest, and thanks to photographer Alden Corrigan, we’ve got a behind-the-scenes look at some seriously fancy setups.
This year’s winner was Benson Carroll’s Ventana Farm, located in Carmel Valley, Calif.
All photos by Alden Corrigan Media.
Ventana Farm’s setup featured gorgeous leather chairs, a basket of oranges, and a dog enjoying his bed under the table.
Judges walk through the shaded aisle of Bridgeport Farms.
Champagne anyone? Crystal Image Farms has you covered.
Crystal Image Farms displayed lovely gray tones and white flowers.
Enchantment Farm’s display featured shiny wooden tack trunks and meticulously hung halters.
You could have a nice nap at Enchantment Farm’s tackroom if needed!
The judges’ clipboards ready to go.
Lindsay Maxwell Equestrian
A past winner of the contest, Northern Run had a fancy sign at the entrance to their stables.
Northern Run’s tackroom
Sandhaven Farm had a framed jockey’s silk to add a nice touch to the gray and blue theme.
Sonoma Valley Stables had tack trunks for every occasion.
Judges walk through the barns.
Waldenbrook Farm looks ready to host a party at any moment.
Charlebois Farm speaks the truth!