Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rah Rah for Rolex #8: Sunday

Sunday we sleep in and miss some of the cool events, like the inspection/jog and the worship service.

But we would not miss the last day's main events.

We get seated in plenty of time to enjoy the ceremonial part of the day-- the parade of mounted police, the Pony Clubbers' victory gallop, and Dr. Everett McCorvey who sings My Old Kentucky Home so beautifully and makes me cry. This is also when retiring horses are honored.

The show jumping? It’s the dramatic climax to a grueling competition, and the horses and rider who had so much heart on the cross country course show that they have more left in the tank. We cheer as hard for the last place rider (it’s an honor and an achievement to be there) as the winner.

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