Upperville, Va.—June 8
The 169th Upperville Colt & Horse Show kicked off this week, so we headed over to the historic grounds of the country’s oldest horse show to photograph the action.
Under picturesque oak trees and against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Upperville features hunter divisions on one side of Route 50 and jumper and breeding divisions on the other. Both rings were in action today while the show grounds hummed with activity
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Jennifer Hannan rode Adonis to second in a 3’3″ green hunter class. Lindsay Berreth Photos
Local rider Alison Robitaille and Jikke-Cara claimed fifth in a 1.35-meter class.
I spy with my blue eye…
Alexander Alston laughed off Ferry van den Hoogeweg’s antics after their round in the 1.15-meter schooling jumpers.
The grand hunter champion spoils.
Those stabled by the B&D Builders Grand Prix Ring have a nice view while hand grazing.
Hacking through the grounds.
Sydney Berube and It Takes Two had a nice trip around the 1.15-meter schooling jumpers.
Molly Ashe Cawley and Conrad 119 jumped in the 1.35-meter class.
Anne Gardner and Retiro get a last-minute touch-up and hydration break before heading in for the 1.35-meter jumpers.
Hadden Frost’s Holy Dermus PP wasn’t going to touch this oxer.
A lovely gray awaits his turn in the jumper ring.
Sloane Coles and Lavino jumped to third in a 1.35-meter class.
Thaisa Erwin and Cento de Revel jumped well in the 1.15-meter jumpers.
Dolly Parton offered some words of encouragement in the stabling area.
Katharine Belber’s Roosevelt smiled for the camera during the adult amateur hunter, 50 and over, under saddle.
Adult amateur hunters line up for ribbons.
The main hunter ring, the Parker Ring, with its iconic oak trees.
Lovely greeting cards are available ringside.
Natascha Folens and Parfait competed in the adult amateur hunter, 36-49, division.
Michael Britt Leon rode Protege in the 3’6″ green hunter division.
Stephanie Danhakl’s Casanova Royal won the 3’6″ green hunter division championship with Scott Stewart up.
Scott Stewart and Casanova Royal.
The Upperville Colt & Horse Show is celebrating its 169th anniversary this year.
Amanda Steege rode the colorful James in the 3’6″ green hunters.
Scott Stewart rode Catch Phrase to ribbons in the 3’6″ green hunters.
Thoroughbreds got a chance to shine in the Take 2 Thoroughbred Jumper class. Here’s Emily Gebhardt and Idle Lion.
Horses and people must cross Route 50 to get between rings.
Soane waited for his turn in the 3’6″ green hunters.
The Upperville Horse Show Grounds is a Virginia Historic Landmark.
Catching a ride.
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