What in the world is that in the background of this Fresno County Horse Park H.T. photo? Answer: It’s the construction of a high speed rail viaduct, for a train that will connect L.A. and San Francisco in two hours 40 minutes. Pretty cool, and right in line with the Park’s train theme!
Although it was initially thought that the rail would run through the Park’s stabling area, it turns out that the construction has done little to interrupt equestrian activity at the venue. Fresno County Horse Park, formerly known as Ram Tap, is the second longest continuous three-day event in the country, with effuse credit owed to real estate developer and low-level eventer John Marshall for his heroic efforts to preserve the event.
As an East Coaster, FCHP looks like an entirely different planet. The sepia earth, the industrial “steel forest” backdrop … I mean, it’s no Rebecca Farm, but there’s something striking about it nonetheless.
Fresno County Horse Park’s final event of the year was held over the weekend. Congrats to the winners! View full results here.
Here are a few of your Instagram photos from the weekend that was!
WR Eventing had an awesome weekend at Fresno to finish off the season! Caroline and Quinn had a super weekend to put another great Novice under their belts! Megan and Beau ended their show season to take home second in SR BN! Mickayla and Turbo continue to set the bar high finishing 3rd in SR BN! Tanisha was a good sport and catch rode Tori's horse Cooper to bring home a 5th in SR BN despite the fact that she hasn't jumped in over a year. We thought she looked great! Tori and Zara had their Eventing debut together to bring home 2nd in Intro A. Good baby horse! Tori also did a catch ride on Gracie the adorable Gypsy Vanner. Gracie was super all weekend and everyone loved her. She is ready for her kid to take her for a spin next! We finally convinced Summer to come out of retirement after 10 +years being out of the show ring. She did spectacular to pilot Teake around her Eventing debut at Intro to finish 5th! So proud of the team this weekend, we can't wait to come out and rock it next year!
Well done to all. Go Eventing!