I was instead given the task of barn manager and got my own clipboard. After a strategy meeting held on Saturday (in which I had no good reason to be at the barn.....except....well that's a post for tomorrow) I was given a 6:30am on Sunday call time. Kelly was REALLY nervous.
Despite her nerves the show went swimmingly! All horses were in the ring on time, all of the handlers (each assigned to handle a horse for the day) did their jobs to perfection including tucking their horses into bed and cleaning tack at the end of the day, and even with 60 middle and high school kids running around I did not have a mental breakdown.
Although I did have a big glass of wine at the end of the day.