By Britney Grover Though horse showing in Gulfport, Mississippi, may be off the beaten path for some, it’s a cherished annual tradition for others. Coastally located on the Gulf of Mexico, Gulfport has been home to the Gulf Coast Winter Classics for 20 years, with classes from lead line to grand prix and now over
By Britney Grover Only two cities in the United States have ever hosted Olympic equestrian events: Los Angeles, California, and Atlanta, Georgia, where they were held at the Georgia International Horse Park, newly constructed with the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in mind. Ever since, Atlanta and the Horse Park have been a top horse show
By Lauren R. Giannini Chincoteague Island off the coast of Virginia is a wish-list destination for many, especially those who loved reading “Misty of Chincoteague,” a fictionalized tale published in 1947 about three real ponies: Misty, Phantom and Stormy. The first of Marguerite Henry’s delightful wild pony novels, it quickly became a beloved children’s classic.
By Britney Grover Texas has a history all its own. Before Texas was Texas and even before the United States was the United States, there was Mission San Antonio de Valero — better known as the Alamo. Situated in San Antonio, Texas, the Alamo will soon celebrate its 300th birthday, and has a rich
By Lauren R. Giannini Emblazoned across the top of the blue water tower painted with a mare and foal, the words Welcome to the Horse Capital of the World greet motorists from the westbound side of I-64 near the merge with I-75 en route to Lexington. The racehorses on the water tower are especially
Friday, August 24 2012 by Editor
Joel went ahead and took the train down to pick up our tickets for the GP Special at Will Call and we drove down.
Thursday, August 23 2012 by Editor
As always there is a horse related tie in with this and it does do way beyond that we went over to the Netherlands to visit my dear friend Geoff and to watch the Grand Prix Special in Greenwich for the London 2012 Olympics (more on this to follow). First was our adventurous day trip to France so Joel could see the location of the Battle of Belleau Wood near Chateau Thierry a bit north of Paris, France. Geoff was kind enough to offer to drive us down and back for the day so Joel could view this tribute to service members worldwide.