ARRIVAL AT THE DEVON HORSE SHOW, 5/23/2007
Today, the junior riders from Beacon Hill Show Stables arrived at the Devon Horse Show to school their horses in preparation for the equitation classes which begin tomorrow morning at 8:00 am. Unlike the junior hunters and the junior jumpers, showing in the Medal, Maclay, USEF Talent Search and the Washington Equitation classes at Devon is open to all that enter. The show is a big highlight of the spring horse show season because quite a few of the big name show barns from the northeast and southeast participate each year.
The show grounds are spread out over more than eight acres and the country fair includes speciality shoppes, tack stores, a Ferris wheel and a variety of places to eat good food. The show rings are decorated with attractive flowers and landscape plants and the stands provide ample seating for those wishing to enjoy the show.
The first time I showed in the equitation at Devon was in 2002, and I was one of the youngest juniors in the group from Beacon Hill. This will be my last time showing as a junior at Devon and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be able to show at such a great venue!
Catch up with me after the weekend for an update on the show!
Talk to you later.