The Other “Ben-Hur” Chariot Race

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Original Upload: Andrea Reitthaler Photo Community

Winter Scene ~ Snowy Muzzle

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Photographer: Fanny Olsson

Photo: Such A Good Shetland Pony

I love my pony.
He even walks a nice straight line at the Show.

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Original Upload:  Copyright photo, posted with permission

Photographer: Frances Taylor

Photo: Look What You Won!

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Deana Fleenor, Photographer
Copyright Photo, posted with permission

Website: Deana Fleenor, Photographer

Photo Spotlight ~ The Spanish Riding School In Vienna

Photo: Maximilian Just

Original Link:  Photographer, Maximilian Just

Earlier Post: Spanish Riding School

Horse and Carriage Show Displays Old Time Elegance

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Once each year, during the second week in August, the picturesque Pittsford, New York countryside comes alive with the magic and romance of an earlier era – a time when the Horse and Carriage reflected the quality of life and influenced the pace and scope of occupational and social activities.

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It was a time when the Horse and Carriage were elevated from a simple means of personal conveyance to a portrait of their owner – a social commentary as to profession, personal taste, and character.

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It was a time when the Horse and Carriage were elevated from a simple means of personal conveyance to a portrait of their owner – a social commentary as to profession, personal taste, and character.

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It was the last decade of the 19th century.

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In an attempt to recapture the essence and spirit of the 1890’s, the Pittsford Carriage Association annually hosts The Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition.

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This international celebration of the art and sport of traditional driving in held in a 19th century country fair setting on the commodious grounds of Walnut Hill Farm in Pittsford, New York.

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This living showcase of Americana presents a unique marriage in modern day equine sport – that of combining the pageantry and beauty of exquisitely turned out equipages with the excitement of demanding competition.

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The comprehensive five day schedule of classes offers spectators the opportunity to view a wide variety of 19th century carriages exhibited by over 250 competitors from some 20 states, Canada, and Europe. This year included an exhibitor from Australia!

 

Walnut Hill Farm

Photo: Just … Priceless.

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 This priceless photo was taken by the little girl’s grandfather.

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“This is my granddaughter and her horse.
She is now 6 and still crazy about horses”.

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The photo was the winning image of the professional division of the Equine Photographers Network.

Scott Trees is recognized internationally for his dramatic portrayal of horses. For over 30 years he has traveled the world shooting for clients seeking out his artistic talents. His work is noted for its artistic style and an ability to capture the spirit of the subjects he photographs.

For more beautiful photographs by this artist … be sure to visit the Scott Trees website.

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This copyright photo is posted by permission of Scott Trees.