Andy Kocher of Stockton won the prize for the best costume in the $35,000 Accumulator Class at the Washington International Horse Show Thursday night.
He was quite a clown, and even his horse, Ciana, got into the act with a big red nose (slightly lopsided). Andy finished fourth (Laura Kraut, sweetly dressed as Little Red Ridinghood won on Andretti S) but the cheers of the barn night crowd were with the clown.
Andy made a great effort to entertain spectators, which really is what this class is all about. So we salute him.