A friend of mine made dinner for about 25 riders and we all ate under the oak trees before the ride started - homemade beef and barley soup with turkey, bacon and avacado wraps. This guy cooks for most of our fundraisers and his food is always fantastic. I'm trying to encourage him to open a restaurant on the property at the end of my street.
People decorated their horses (and themselves) with glow sticks, some quite elaborate, the reason for the decoration was so the horses and riders could see each other since there was no other lighting. Photography was difficult in the dark, but the shot below gives the idea.
Tonight should be interesting too. Another friend is giving a birthday party for her boyfriend, it will also be outdoors and they are roasting a wild pig.