It is not often that an upper level competition takes place down the road, even in Middleburg, where we have many top 3-day event and show-jumping riders based here. This weekend, at Great Meadow, in The Plains, VA, the short list of US and Canadian riders selected to compete at the World Equestrian Games, in Normandy, France this September, will compete. I have my $50 parking pass, and my friends and I are going to go soak it all in and cheer them on!
There will be fit Thoroughbreds being finessed through difficult dressage tests, talented riders making the multiple element water complex look easy, and show jumping rounds under the lights on Saturday evening in the polo arena. I know I will learn something from watching these riders, I just don't know what it will be yet!
I am so thrilled that it is only 20 minutes away!