04.30.11 pt. 2 - A Hootin Good Time

Spotlights, USEF president David O'Connor striping, @Ecogold's Hamish beauty shots, a French Appaloosa, a QH with a fro, @Ariat Gina Miles in helmet and spurs that jingle-jangle, a beer run and sliding stops in a flat saddle. It's not what the tornadoes blew in, it's just the freestyle @NRHA class at @Kentucky Reining Cup! @FEI and @USDF dressage riders take note, the @Alltech Arena was PACKED, and the crowd loved it!

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04.28.11 - Take a ride round the course

Sorry for the delay getting the slide show loaded. I began the blog and the files were moving, but then lost connection, had to shower for the annual Alltech Press Dinner (not to be missed) since it was the night we were getting out A+ Awards for the coverage of the World Equestian Games.

I am now back in the campground, in my truck, still in my dress, moving the show for a second time. Enjoy!

 

04.27.11 - Rolex Kentucky, Day 1

Spring in Kentucky is green grass, Rolex and tornadoes. Did I mention I am camping in a tent this year? Last night I did sleep in the truck due to the warning. And my tent was still on the hill this morning. The jog was moved up due to the weather forecast, and then moved back because the cell that moved through came for the inspection. All the horses were evacuated to the reining indoor, sorry no pics, that was not a story I was willing to chase. You will have to make due with the jog images. Everyone passed, though two were held. The weather shifted so fast it looks like it could be two different days!