Several Charlottesville horse farms sent entries to the Virginia Thoroughbred Celebration.
At many hunter-jumper shows we see an entry of predominately warmbloods. However thoroughbreds can do this job very will too. Entry in the Thoroughbred Celebration is limited to thoroughbreds. One of the fun aspects of this show was the bio of each horse that was read when it entered the ring. So many of the competitors had started their careers as racehorses, some very successful and then have gone on to a second life in the hunter -jumper ring.
Below is a video of my daughter Baily and Shadowfax LLC’s entry Buddhaful. This is Buddha’s very first horse show; in fact this special youngster has only been cantering courses for 3 weeks. It looks like the start of a great show ring career.