For as long as I can remember May in the Virginia Horse Country means the Keswick Horse Show. Traditionally the second week in May has been the date for the Keswick Horse Show. This years show began on this Wednesday and will continue through Sunday afternoon. Some of the top show hunters, jumpers and ponies on the east coast are competing. The riders range from top professionals to tiny leadline riders on their precious ponies.
The show grounds are located at the Keswick Hunt Club show grounds in Keswick Virginia just a few minutes east of Charlottesville Virginia. The beautiful ring with its old trees and flower decorated jumps is the perfect backdrop for the elegant equine athletes. Among the riders and spectators "Keswick" is known for its hospitality.
The picture is of my daughter Baily Dent showing a the Keswick Horse Show when she was a teenager. Baily is now a professional rider running Shadowfax LLC at the Glenmore Equestrian Center. She still looks forward to riding at Keswick every year.
Take some time this week to stop by the horse show, enjoy watching the horses from the picturesque old grandstand while sipping some Keswick tea. Enjoy this Virginia horse country tradition.
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