Just got back from Lexington Jr. League horse show. I left later than I wanted, but still made it in time for the first class of the evening, class 202 - Concourse D'Elegance. Michelle MacFarlane brought some incredible turnouts all the way from California for our viewing pleasure- circus style! I didn't bring my camera, but there's great pictures here- http://www.howardschatzberg.com/. Click Junior League, Thursday evening, class 202. Sorry I can't get a direct link to the correct page, but it's worth the extra clicks. You'll love it!
I can't decide which I like best, the calliope or the single horse....
Someone on Trot told me the chestnut is Casey's Final Countdown (2007 World's Grand Champion Five Gaited Horse). I checked his markings on the data base, and they match. No wonder he looked AWESOME.
I watched the 2007 Chapionship on live feed, and I've never before gotten the impression that a five gaited show horse was really a wild stallion on the verge of breaking free. That horse is simply incredible.