Alfie pulled out his "A Game" this weekend as we ended our abbreviated horse show season on a very high note. Blair rode Alfie to a big win in the Hunter Derby. He was stellar (and so was she).
Blair rode for Hollins (here in Virginia) as an undergrad and incidentally the top two finishers in the Derby were Hollins riders. The horse on the left is ridden by a local professional and he's one of the most well behaved stallions I have ever seen. Reminds me of a horse named Shine that I used to show against. It was a happy night.
Below is the young rider who won the Zelda perpetual trophy that we sponsored. The horse is owned by Hollins University. They have one of the best riding programs out there and always do well here in Virginia where the competition is always stiff. Cute horse, good rider.
Not to let his star fade in any way, Alfie came through for his owner too on Sunday and we brought home a tri-color in the Adults. Here we are getting a second place in the under saddle class. He'll finish in second place for the year in the Adults. He was superb, probably one of his best horse shows ever. Cannot wait to start again in 2015.
Here are a few more pictures from our weekend. It was such a nice way to end a season that did not start well. All's well that end's well, right?
Sarah and Blair mapping our their plan for the Hunter Derby. Whatever they decided, it worked!
The scene on Saturday night from the ingate:
Everybody is getting ready for the Derby. I love seeing horses braided wearing their monogrammed wool coolers.