On Friday night, Shiloh and I got tickets to see the Washington International Horse Show. I had passed by the horses on F street a couple of times during the week, and could not wait to see them perform. I spent a good deal of time around horses during college, so the atmosphere definitely stirred up old memories. Great idea Shi!
In the 1st picture above, you can see one of the competitors for the Puissance competition. It is similar to the track event, high jump. The green portion of the wall can be elevated, so the horses take turns seeing how high they can jump. Michael Morrissey and the horse, Scaraberas, jumped 7'1/2" to win ... they tried for a new record, but didn't quite make it.
Here is a run-down of the other events we saw
- Open Jumper Costume Pair Relay
- Saddlebred Exhibition
- Terrier Races
- "Big & Little" - Caroline Williams' Friesian and Mini
- Dressage Exhibition - Ashley Holzer, Canadian Olympic Team
- Four-in-Hand Driving
I wish I had photos of the terrier races. Those little dogs were hilarious!
And check out the sweet mani/pedi!