In 2016 I had the amazing experience of showing both father and son at Morven Park in Leesburg VA.
Friends Caroline and Bill were invaluable in making it possible to show both a stallion and a green youngster at a two-day show! The show even helped us out by rearranging the schedule so we could manage all the necessary turnout changes.
Dad always puts on a good show in Turnout and Working classes. With polished brass and a fancy painted cart, he looks very handsome.
Novice classes with the youngster were a bit more challenging. With only one previous show under his belt and his adolescent build, he didn’t look too refined, but he tried his best to puzzle it all out. Our casual turnout looked respectable, but nothing like the Old Man’s fancy kit.
Obstacles and timed cones were incredibly fun as always. Dad simply rocks the stuff where he gets to go rip snorting around.
Gentlemen to Drive is always a fun class, as guys are usually in the minority at any horse show. Dad gave it his flashiest effort, but with more than 60 total show entries, there was serious competition even in the minority.
I am forever indebted to Caroline for helping me in this and our other adventures! You are a true friend.
It’s really sad the Morven Park Pleasure Driving show is no longer being held. It was a fantastic experience at what is once again a first-class venue. I hope someday it is resurrected.
And a ton of thanks to Caroline for taking super pictures when not wrangling horses….