Monday, October 11, 2010

Beginner Novice event horses

The last time Teresa and I went to an event at the Colorado Horse Park, we spent all our time watching upper level horses.  Almost without exception these horses were tall, conservatively colored and distinctly Thoroughbred in appearance.  Oh, there were a few heavier warmblood types and a Quarter Horse or two, but that was it as far as variety goes.

This past weekend's event was a whole different story.  Instead of focusing entirely on the higher level horses, we also watched an entire Beginner Novice division.  There were still a lot of bay,
and chestnut colored sport horses.
However, this time those weren't the only colors in the palette.  There were a couple buckskins...
and a whole...
of pintos!
There were also a large number of good jumping ponies...
piloted by some very capable child riders.
I especially liked the POA...
and this cute faced bay.
On the other end of the size spectrum was this Friesian cross...
and this part draft named Puppy.
Puppy's tail featured some festive colored sections.  Maybe a new idea for the customizers?
More Beginner Novice event pictures tomorrow!


  1. Thanks so much for these pictures. They are exactly the types of pictures I have been looking for as reference for a low-level cross-country set-up. And Puppy is absolutely adorable.

  2. You're welcome. Many of the most popular performance models are best suited for the lower levels of eventing so I figured these pictures would be helpful. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another batch!

  3. Great pics, Jennifer!

    Did you happen to catch the other part of the jump that the trotting bay first Beginner Novice horse is going through? I think that would be a great reference pic for one of my models...

  4. Great pics as usual. Love that buckskin!

  5. I just wanted to say that I LOVE your blog! I event in 'real life' and love looking at your photos and set-ups of x-c!! Keep up the good work!!

    Second Start Sporthorses