Monday, April 27, 2009

Post-race color




Greetings from the Maryland Hunt Cup! A 4 mile race, with horses jumping 22 fences across the open Maryland countryside. The race has a history of 113 years with roots in England and Ireland dating back to the 1600's. The weather was in the 90's, 20 or so degrees above normal, with a crowd ranging from the old moneyed elite to drunken standers by. After two hours in the sun and our six mile round trip walk we were as red as Maine lobsters! Worth all the sunburn and walking- quite the old world spectacle in a cyber world! Only 2 horses with riders finished out of an 8 horse field, 6 horses lost their riders at various fences along the course, all were well but this attrition rate was some what greater than usual. One of the riderless horses continued to lead the field for a short distance, even jumping the fences sans rider! Check out this short video I took of the post-race cool down here
More of Tom's fab photos to come... Hope you had a great weekend!

5 comments:

Joyce said...

Great shots so colorful! I like the trophies too. Sounds like a grand time. xoxo

Julia said...

Oh my goodness! What a race! I can't imagine doing all of that in the heat though! Oi :)

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

looks like fun, cool pics too.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

these are totally fantastic--how cool to be there lucky lady!

Pigtown-Design said...

So sorry I missed you all. Let me know your thoughts on Baltimore...