On Friday morning, I had an email from Jill, who said that Thursday was “set up day, and we were all thrilled to see many wonderful sleighs and carriages arriving for the Carriage Showcase (more than thirty!), plus bells, and sleigh robes, and photos … arriving … and arriving … and arriving!”

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a whimsical "deer sleigh" in the Carriage / Sleigh Showcase (photo by Gloria Burgess)

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a Cutter in the Carriage / Sleigh Showcase (photo by Gloria Burgess)

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lap robes on display in this year's special Showcase categories for sleigh bells, lap robes, and photography (photo by Gloria Burgess)

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an unusual Cutter on display (but not entered in the Showcase) with an interesting ... and tiny ... groom's seat (photo by Gloria Burgess)