I just had to share this photo. Look at the lovely front end on this horse. You wouldn’t think the fence was grand prix height, would you?
Besides a lovely horse and accomplished rider, I also look at this photo and see summer. Summers spent by the grand prix ring. The heat and sometimes intense humidity. The relief of a welcome ever-so-slightly cooling breeze. The sounds of a busy show grounds. The smell of sunscreen and fly spray mixed with food from the grill and the famous Palgrave stir fry. The oohs and aahs from family, friends and fans as horse after horse tackle the challenge course.
Summer = horse shows.