One Horse Show Leads to Another September 27 2010, 0 Comments

It may be the beginning of the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, but in other news, young Alison MacNamara was competing at the VHJA finals in the advanced beginners division this weekend.

Marshall and Sterling Finals are over. Misty the Mustang and Rachel Buckley did our barn proud. I finally got a chance to talk with Rachel’s mother, Melissa Buckley, on Thursday night, and the emotions were still running high. Melissa said the entire experience was a roller coaster ride of emotions and an experience she’ll never forget. She tried to stay as far away from her daughter and pony as possible, so as to not be accused later of any horse-show-mom related crimes.

It’s Saturday once again, and the rest of the equine world may be focused on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, but hey, it’s also the Vermont Hunter Jumper Association finals people! OK, I can’t do it, you got me. I am rolling on my own dog-haired covered carpet laughing right now at that sentence.

OK, deep breath. I have to go braid five horses in two different locations right now, but to all my COTH friends and my co-bloggers that I just admire from afar who are at and on their way to the World Equestrian Games right now—OMG! You are amazing! I can’t wait to read and hear all about it. You go do it for the U. S. of A!

I’ll be here in Vermont taking care of the Next Generation. Woo Hoo!

This article first appeared on the Chronicle of the Horse website.