A sunny early morning drive through beautiful horse farms to the Kentucky Horse Park is how every horse girl should start their day! Today was another busy day at the booth!!! It seems that the crowds grow by the hour. It feels a bit like a reunion of sorts as "Rolex friends" come by for our annual hugs and laughs! The crowd picked up at 1:00 as FITS rider Jessica Phoenix stopped by the booth for a short autograph session and a pre-arranged course walk.
By 1:15 we were on our way to the course with a great group in tow! I don't think that you ever get used to seeing fences like this. To walk alongside some of these fences is no less than shocking. They are HUGE! Jessica shared her wisdom and thought process as she develops her "plan" to attack a course of this caliber. About half way through the course we were joined by Hawley Bennett and she added her thoughts, plans and lively energy to the rest of the walk. We ended our walk at the head of the lake with questions , answers and a photo session just before the cold weather set in. Hawley and Jessica are amazing! We thank them for taking the time out of their crazy Rolex schedule to do this. We wish you both great rides tomorrow and thank you for doing FITS proud! They say that rain is coming our way tomorrow though we know that it will not dampen the spirit of the riders or the spectators at this incredible event! Good Riding!