Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Atlanta Steeplechase

Stephen has wanted to attend the Atlanta Steeplechase for a long time, but the event often conflicts with my favorite dog show, Perry. However, this year's steeplechase fell on the weekend after Perry and I did not have a dog to compete anyway. So at last, Stephen and I attended the Atlanta Steeplechase on his 32nd birthday. Happy Birthday, Snookums!
There were lots of crazy hats..... heavy enough to break necks by the end of the day!
There were actual working foxhounds.
These foxhounds belong to Bear Creek Hounds of Moreland, Georgia and are recognized by the Masters of Foxhounds Association of America.

There was a Frisbee dog competition on the infield.
And then there were horses. This one came in last, but he sure is handsome! And you know I love the lucky number 3.
Sizing up the other competitors.......
Okay. Maybe not, but this is the one that got away........ but was quickly captured.
There were five races over hurdles.

And then a shower for the horses.
We had a fabulous day!


Aragon greyhounds said...

Wow..I always wanted to go on a foxhunt when I lived back east. Unfortunately I moved and we don't have them out here.

The frisbee dogs make me cringe, so many foot and stifle injuries in them.


BrittBeah said...

What a difference in horse and dog racing. The dogs look like they are giving it everything they've got and the horses look like they are taking a lovely jog. Looks like so much fun.

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Well, in defense of the horses, they are running and jumping over a 2 mile course, so the overall pace is slower. They have to save energy for the finish.

The foxhounds were very cool!


Todd said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for the pics!