Weekend Instagram Roundup: A Pine Top Thanksgiving Tradition

I love horsey holiday traditions. Growing up my family’s Thanksgiving tradition was attending Tennessee Valley Hunt’s opening day meet, my two sisters and I riding and my parents following along in the tally ho wagon. The hunt was hosted by a beautiful farm nestled in a bend of the Holston River, and the sight of horses and hounds in the early morning mist could have been a Christmas card. There were bagpipes and warm cider and a big breakfast afterward, and I’ll always be thankful for those memories, and for my family and our horses and the incredible community of horse people who made it possible.

I know many Area 3 eventers feel the same way about Pine Top Thanksgiving Horse Trials. It’s a special event, the penultimate on the 2017 calendar, and many thanks to Janet and Glenn Wilson for opening their arms to the eventing family during the holidays.

A rundown of the weekend’s winners:

Open Prelim: Carmen Schatte & Lady Elvira (30.5)
Prelim/Training: Elizabeth Henry & Charlotte La Bouff (32.8)
Open Training: Emily Beshear & Shame on the Moon (29.3)
Training Rider A: Erin Jarboe & Sir Rockstar (42.6)
Training Rider B: Amy Kaplan & FGF Salisbury Knight (36.1)
Training/Novice: Mellisa Warden & Schikeria (34.9)
Open Novice A: Kate Brown & Dylano Q (25.3)
Open Novice B: Alex Martone & Goldpower (30.8)
Novice Rider A: Jenny Tucker Brinkley & Guinness X (29.3)
Novice Rider B: Emily Thomas & Ohio (33.8)
Open Beginner Novice: Pippa Moon & Bling (30.3)
Beginner Novice Rider A: Marlena Schlerman & The Golden Ticket (32.1)
Beginner Novice Rider B: Elise Mooney & First Lyte (27.9)

See final results here.

A few of your photos from the event:



Good job Frankie!!

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Pine Top the night before cross country.

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Best #xc coaching in the country!! #gwif #pinetopeventing #kidsofeventers #dogsofinstagram

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be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire ✨

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Go Eventing.