"If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day." — E.B. White

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Upperville Horse Show

My fun student/friends made another roadtrip with me, this time to watch a day at the prestigious Upperville Colt and Horse Show in VA
It was a colorful and crazy day!
We saw many pretty jumpers and juniors...

Tho I swear the show seemed as much about bows and hats as horses!

Maybe we should have bought the ones we tried on at Lucketts a few weeks earlier?!
Love ya lots Ashleigh and Diane!

The sidesaddle classes were very impressive. 
 These ladies were strong and oh so elegant. 

The leadline sidesaddle rider was a huge hit with the crowd.

My favorites were the family class and "Silver Foxes" class.
This gentleman was one of the most "silver."

This classy vixen gives me hope yet.

Today we're off to our town's historical home and garden tour! 
I'll be thinkin' of Jayme's fun with English accent lady and fans for sure! 
Wishin' you all a wonderful weekend!


Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh how awesome...I have never seen this before, and now I really want to. You just caught all the beauty of this event. Oh what a different life. This was wonderful. I am so glad you are enjoying your delight and sharing with others...your kids and your students...what a complete joy!
Now get yourself a wonderful hat!

brooke said...

I am totally going to be a silver fox!!! PS - that first sidesaddle dark bay looks like my kind of classic hunter. Can I have him shipped on over? :) Makes me miss riding a fancy horse.