Friday, August 15, 2014

Trader's Point 2014

Last weekend I made the trip to Indianapolis for a day of horse events. In the morning, I audited the last day of a fabulous clinic with my trainer's trainer. In the afternoon, I headed down to the Trader's Point Charity Horse Show to catch the $75,000 Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

Obviously I'm not a show jumper, but I love watching this event. It's so much fun! Plus, lots of these horses look like they could easily make the switch to pure dressage, especially the winner, Aaron Vale's stallion Spirit of Alena. I wouldn't turn him out of my barn!!

Of course I tried to grab some photos for you guys, but accidentally only packed my portrait lens. Oops! Luckily, some of the shots turned out okay...  

(Note: Bannockburn Farm fans, you'll notice some photos of Lisa Goldman and Centurion B!)
Aaron Vale & Spirit of Alena

Aaron Vale & Spirit of Alena

Aaron Vale & Spirit of Alena

Laura Linback & HH Dauphin

Lisa Goldman & Centurion B

Lisa Goldman & Centurion B

Lisa Goldman & Morocco

Margie Engle & Indigo

Margie Engle & Indigo

Megan Moshontz-Bash and Pourkoipa Fontaine

Paulo Santana & Taloubet


20 comments:

  1. Awesome markings on that last horse!

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  2. I love Trader's Point!! I have not been in years but I always enjoyed going to watch. Great pics!

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    1. Me too! Tough course this year, too. The short combo after the hill really did a lot of people in.

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  3. I always liked watching Aaron Vale when I was in Florida. His rides are always interesting. Maybe not the prettiest, but he gets a lot out of his horses.

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    1. At that level, I think a lot of the riding is about getting it done. Some of those guys have such an instinctual grasp of balance on horseback. It's nuts.

      But seriously. I want his stallion.

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  4. That does it, we are destined to meet some day. I was at the same clinic on Saturday as well as Trader's Point for the hunter derby on Saturday as well.

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  5. Have not been for a couple of years...definitely on the list for next year! Nice pics :)

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    1. Thanks! I almost always have something that keeps me away during this show. I was so glad to make it this year! :)

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  6. Boom for the Bannockburn stars!

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  7. Love the Margie Engle shot. She's so BA.

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  8. Cannot fathom jumping something that high!

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    1. I would love to, but am so not fit enough for that! :)

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