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Leaping Leprechauns!

March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014  LEAPING Leprechauns!

Aye lads n lassies, go kiss the Blarney Stone and have a most Irish St. Patrick’s Day!  Did you know that all the partying and parades we associate with St. Pat’s day are really American and Canadian contrivances?

Did you further know that the leprechauns were leaping along with Grand Prix equestrians yesterday out at HITS (Horses In The Sun) facility in Thermal, near the Jacqueline Cochran Airport?  It was a hot afternoon for horses and humans out at the AIG One Million $ Grand Prix.  Ashlee Bond Clarke and Chela LS “got r dun” and won a good junk of the million dollar purse.  I was soo tickled (and of course LOUD) that she did it.  I saw her ride her butt off (and her horse’s) a few weeks ago and end up with second so it was great to see her win the grand finale of this seven week horse show event.  I love this event and it never ceases to amaze me that when Old Glory is unfurled and paraded around the arena via horseback, FOUR THOUSAND PEOPLE stand and ACTUALLY BE QUIET and pay homage to the national anthem of the United States of America.  This is even more wonderful, considering how many people exhibiting and spectating are from other countries.  This is truly an event of international caliber and I highly recommend going to their website www.hitsshows.com and marking your calendars for next year.  HITS also has venues in Tucson, Arizona; Ocala, Florida; Culpepper, Virginia; and in Saugerties, New York.




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