Friday, July 27, 2007

Horsing around

This is shaping up to be quite a horsey weekend.

I hear the Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials are a fantastic event. Celebrating its 13th year, the public event takes place on Saturday and Sunday at Fitch's Corner, a private 130-acre farm at 632 North Mabbettsville Road in Millbrook. (More than 2,500 spectators and participants enjoyed the weekend last year.) There are lots of activities in addition to the equestrian events, such as a collector car parade and a dog handling exhibition. Fitch's Market, open over the entire weekend, will offer a range of products from fashion, jewelry, art, and antiques, to accessories and equine fashions. An updated schedule for the weekend is at the Web site. Sounds like fun -- and it benefits the local rescue squad.

There's more horse stuff the other side of the Hudson River this weekend, with some of the world's best show jumping at HITS in Saugerties. It culminates on Sunday with the $75,000 Tavern on the Green Catering Grand Prix. The HITS equestrian facility is just one mile outside the village of Saugerties and offers lots of on-site food choices in a family-friendly setting. Events at HITS have benefited Family of Woodstock, Inc., HITS' Official Charity for the Saugerties shows.

You can likely expect celeb sightings at both events. That's the only hint I'm giving ;-). Enjoy!

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