I’ll be the first to admit that I’m totally biased because I’m from the area, but in my eyes there’s no place more scenic and idyllic for an eventer than Groton House Farm in Hamilton, Massachusetts. This event may be 41 years old, but the team at GHF keeps the course designed by Janine Preece McClain fresh by adding new fences every year. For example, fence 8 on the Training course was a brand new A-B obstacle which was exciting for the spectators and patrons to watch and fun for competitors to ride.
Let Lakiesha Varney and her 11-year-old Warmblood mare, Kolor Me Gone, take you for a foot-perfect spin around the course and show you how it’s done. The pair’s double clear cross country ride moved them up the ranks from 7th after dressage to ultimately take home a yellow ribbon out of 16 competitors in the Senior Open Training A division.