Sorry about this … but Monday flew by in a haze of catching up on things and meetings. Let’s pretend that today (Tuesday) is the “tomorrow” I promised you on Sunday night, shall we?

Here, then, are photos from the cones competition and the various awards ceremonies throughout the day on Sunday.

Paul Maye had the best dressage score among all the preliminary-level competitors (47.33) and won the prelim single pony class

Boots Wright and her pair of ponies won their preliminary-level class

Dean Lacey brought his Half-Arabian to the KHP for the Arabian Sport Horse Nationals and stayed for the CDE; they capped off the weekend by winning the preliminary-level single horse class

Misdee Wrigley Miller had a lead of nearly ten points after dressage, so a few balls down on the cones course didn’t stop her from winning the intermediate-level horse pair class

Suzy Stafford finished second in dressage, first in the marathon and first in cones, on her way to winning the FEI-level single pony class and the National Championship

after the awards ceremony for her class, Courage to Lead was officially retired from competition; here, her trainer (Lisa Singer) and owner (Bev Lesher) are attaching her fancy flower blanket to her harness …

… and then Bev Lesher drove her pony in a final lap of honor

Tracey Morgan (here, on her lap of honor) won the FEI-level pony pair class and National Championship

Lisa Stroud and her team of Connemara ponies

Fritz Grupe, formerly a pair horse driver, won the dressage phase and the overall National Championship in the FEI-level single horse class

Larry Poulin won his final National Championship (pair horses) in combined driving, before officially retiring from driving competition to return to ridden dressage

Chester Weber on the cones course, on his way to winning a record seventh (consecutive!) National Championship …

Chester Weber on the podium