Parade and the International Equestrian Festival
Here is a brief write-up about the IEF and some pictures below.
We were stabled in the beautiful rolling hills of
Win held her head high as she marched down the streets and waved to all the children. The fire truck was not far behind us blaring its sirens as the police motorcycles went up and down the parade line. She behaved as though she had been in parades all her life, illustrating the calm nature of the Georgian Grande. When we reached the booth where the horses and riders were being announced, the crowd broke out into applause. Windzor seemed to strike a pose for them, as though she were saying ?Thank You.? She made a lot of friends that day and many children smile, leaving a lasting hoof print in
We came back to
For the demo I mounted Win bareback, while being dressed in classic dressage clinic attire. We moved about the ring on a loose rein, while I discussed how Win and I became a team. I also touched upon her various achievements in many different disciplines, relating it back to how versatile the breed is. Then I restated the background on the Georgian Grande and their various abilities. The crowd had a few questions at the end of my presentation that I joyfully answered. We then went back to our stall and had many wonderful conversations with people from the crowd.
It was an honor representing this wonderful breed in the parade and at the IEF. There seemed to be a lot of interest in the breed, hopefully we encouraged someone to make their next horse a Georgian Grande. I would like to say a big thank you to all the helpful staff at the fesival and parade. They made our presentations run smoothly. Also a big thank you goes out to Kerry, who allowed us to stay at his beautiful ranch.
~Christian and Windzor