Once again, there was plenty of drool-worthy horseflesh on display this afternoon at the dressage arena. As the afternoon riders took their turns in the sandbox, we saw some more proud moments as riders entered and left the chute leading to the big arena.
I always enjoy watching the grooms work quickly and efficiently to get their charges back to the barns after their rides; horse welfare is definitely at the forefront of their minds, and we applaud each and every hard working groom this weekend!
The dressage warm-up was, as always, bustling with action as riders were pulled away for interviews and autographs after their rides. Family and friends gathered close to be the first to congratulate their loved ones, and there was a lot of emotion buzzing around the warm-up.
I’d like to once again thank all of the volunteers and officials who kept the warm-up and chute running smoothly. It was a lovely day to be watching from the sidelines, and I’m sure everyone is very appreciative of the hard work that goes into pulling an event of this magnitude off.
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