Greetings! Upperville Colt & Horse Show is younger than ever for all it is 159 years old!!! The last few years have seen a physical makeover from the grandstands on the hunter side to the new footing of the hunter rings and now the new jumper ring – we are so impressed by what Upperville is doing to keep its rural tradition alive and well in the 21st century! Lots going on and several photos to post with this morning’s entry about the new jumper ring and a few words about Upperville from Joe Fargis. He happens to be one of our all-time favorite rider/trainers, but he has a thing about not talking about himself. If Joe weren’t such a gentleman, we think he might be tempted to run like blazes when he sees yours truly about to approach him. We’re sincerely sorry, because we respect and admire and like Joe. As a horseman, he gets it right. Plus, we know for a fact that the horses come first, because of a good friend who has improved his riding immensely, thanks to Joe. Joe Fargis – world class all the way, just like his Olympic gold medal horse, Touch of Class, and all his other great jumpers.
Read more at the source: Upperville – Shady News Thurs A.M.
Article excerpt posted on Sidelinesnews.com from LaurenGallops.