I had a lot of fun watching and taking photos at what Plantation takes pride in calling, “the Best. Event. Ever.” Other than the heat, it was a great event as always with something for everyone. From shopping, eating, drinking, to entertaining, it’s an event for the whole family. Not to mention it’s a stunning setting, as you can see from these photos.
Sarah Pyne praises her horse as she comes out from her show jumping round. Boyd Martin keeps a close eye on his assistant trainer, Mike Pendleton. You could spot a dog in every corner you looked. Another dog keeping a close eye on the horses coming in and out. A rider gets her horse’s boots checked after her jumping round. Can you guess who this is? The cat-lover himself… Boyd Martin. Boyd watches Mike Pendleton jump. Mike Pendleton gives his horse a pat after a good round. The trade fair has all the food and shopping you need. The dogs at the trade fair overlooking the cross country field. The stunning landscape of Unionville, PA. Sara Gumbiner comes out of the start box on her horse, Polaris aka Larry. Larry looking ahead to the next fence on cross country. Sara and Larry over the next jump. Larry has great form over this jump! This rider jumps the last fence to finish the course. This horse makes a big effort over the brush fence. These fit horses come off cross country and into the vet box to check their vitals. The vet box gets busy after more riders start coming off of cross country. The announcer and the camera person watch the cross country from the tower. One of the jumps on cross country in the water. There is water coming out of the jump like a waterfall. It was hot, but there was a tent with shade for people and dogs to cool off. Our dog also got some of our Italian ice. There were games and entertainment for kids. Some riders have a conversation in the warm up. Steady Eddie made a big effort in the warm up with Mike Pendleton riding. Boyd Martin watches as Mike Pendleton heads out cross country. Steady Eddie still looked full of energy at the end of the course.