Most of us have tried really hard to be patient and persevere during these difficult times. One ‘patience milestone’ was reached on May 23rd with the first horse show at TTC in over two months, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The TTC organizers published a set of guidelines that required masks be worn at the secretary’s stand and in the tack shop, and a limit on the size of groups of people. . . .
Photos from Hillcrest Farm D/CT show on December 7, 2019. Some familiar faces were in attendance but also a number of new names and faces.
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March 28, 2020 Spring Horse Trial with Dressage or CT Show Happy Holidays . . .
Probably my most memorable incident at the race happened at the 2014 running of The Carolina Cup. I was positioned on the outside rail during one of the preliminary races. An announcement came over the PA that a jockey had come off. The fall happened on the far side of the track, out of sight from where I was standing . . .
The Carolina Renaissance Festival 2019 is a full day of entertainment and pageantry as history comes alive with hundreds of costumed characters re-creating a 16th Century European Marketplace. There is non-stop fun for all ages. Music, comedy, theater, games, and rides. Not to mention hand-made arts and crafts, and artisan demonstrations . . .
TTC Combined Test & Jumper Show – Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Thoroughbred Training Center(TTC). Photos are posted!
I frequently check with the Secretary Stand during a horse show. They inform me of sign-ups and other useful information. So, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Lynne and Angela who ensure that TTC shows run smoothly. They always impress me as they go about their business . . .
Hillcrest Farms hosted an HT/CT/D show on September 14, 2019. Thank you, Janet and Dan, for another enjoyable and well-patronized event. Incidentally, I’m sure many visitors appreciated the cooler weather early in the day. In contrast, as I write this, the forecast for the next 10 days going into October, is all upper-80’s and 90’s. So much for cooler days . . .
I have photographed several horse-shows this year. However, the weather hampered most of these events. Some were too hot for the riders, others too cold and miserable, still others too wet. The day before this show I checked the forecast and was led to believe conditions would be cloudy but without rain. Perfect weather for the show I thought . . .
TTC hosted a Dressage, Combined Test and Jumper show on 08/17/2019. To begin with, the weather forecast called for an overcast and relatively comfortable morning. But later on, conditions were supposed to clear and become much hotter. Consequently, a cut-off time was set for 2 pm. As expected, the riders were able to complete the Combined Test portion and the first half of the Jumper show before the cut-off . . .