South Woodstock, Vt. was one hoppin’ town this weekend with tents set up, vendors, prizes, dogs, ice cream, children, photographers, videographers, shadbellys and so much more! The annual Festival of Eventing is GMHA’s most exciting, most anticipated, and most attended event of the summer — and it was exciting this year!
The Festival kicked off with a clinic several days prior to the event featuring instruction in dressage, show jumping and cross country on nearby Birch Hill Farm property with Bonnie Mosser, Kylie Lyman Dermody, Sharon White and Scott Keach. Watching and following friends and fellow competitors all over social media this week, it appeared to have been a very successful and fun clinic with great weather and enthusiastic participants.
Immediately following the clinic came the event, starting with Beginner Novice and Novice on Friday, with some other Novice riders and those through Intermediate, including their relatively new addition with the CIC*, running over Saturday and Sunday.
I had the amazing opportunity of running my very first CIC this weekend with Gayle Davis’ Theatre Royal, aka Vinnie. I won’t go into any great detail, as I have a special blog dedicated to this event, so stay tuned! Otherwise, sit back, relax and enjoy some winning shots from the amazing Joan Davis/Flatlandsfoto! Thank you GMHA and to all those amazing volunteers for your hard work.