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!