About an hour from us is Old Salem Farm in North Salem, NY home to the American Gold Cup, held September 11-13th. To celebrate Grace’s 15th birthday, we spent the day there as observers, mesmerized by the horses, their riders, and what both were able to do.
When you are a student of something, whether it is music or sport, there is something magical about watching someone execute the elements that you are working you butt off to learn with style and grace. Over and over I heard things like “he was on the wrong lead” or “look at the half halt”. We saw jumping and cantering and galloping like we have never seen before. We saw celebrities and olympians and national champions from countries all over the world.
It was an incredible experience and I hope to attend future events at this farm. I can’t think of a better way to spend a family day and celebrate my girl's special day!