After about a year and a half away from learner-judging, due to COVID restrictions as well as staying busy with the group of horses and riders in training during 2021, I made arrangements to judge in Aiken at Bruce’s Field after returning home from showing at Capital Challenge last fall. I attended the October 27-31 show with ‘R’s Robert Crandall and Claudia Roland. Despite being a little rusty myself, it was a fabulous horse show and great to get back in the swing of judging with two top veterans. Bruce’s Field is a top facility, from the stabling to the arenas and jumps. The staff was over the top friendly and helpful. During the week, I checked off a few more requirements that allowed me to apply for my ‘r’ hunters license!