The Village of Wellington is Booming with Horse Sports
It is a cooler day in the seventies with clouds and a bit of breeze. I take the bridle path through the neighborhood, where I meet small farmettes coming into view. It is a photographer’s paradise, with high end real estate, manicured landscaping, and bridle paths intertwined throughout this horse community of Wellington. The farms continue to the show grounds or WEF, the Winter Equestrian Festival and AGDF, Adequan Global Dressage Festival.
The paths show off significant homes and stables where some have thirty stalls, rings, colorful jumps, dressage arenas and horses everywhere. Horses are being hacked up and down the bridle paths, and most stables are schooling in the ring enclosures. If you live in the area, you see dressage barns with mirrors that are placed on one short side of the arena, so the dressage rider can watch her horse for corrections while watching her own position and her beautiful face.
Today is a horse master’s clinic and a competition at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival. Robert Dover, Jan Ebeling and Debbie McDonald teach a young rider, helping to develop the training of the horse. The clinic is under a covered arena but the horse show is taking place outside.
At the venue, two horses catch my eye. One is a bay with white legs, the other one is a gray. I shoot one good photo of each. Then I duplicate the photo with different enhancements. Next I put it in my film software to begin the process of making a short video or GIF. It is another beautiful day in Wellington. Until my next excursion, stay warm.
GT Courbette Horse Sports