GOTO MYCOURSEWALK.COM AND SEARCH ON CDCTA - WE'VE GOT ALL THE COURSES FROM SPRING 2012 POSTED THERE!
AND HERE IS THE STAR OF THE SHOW FROM SPRING 2012
OLIVIA REYNOLDS AND HER PONY CHECKERED FLAG - PHOTO COMPLIMENTS OF SARAH GERSTEIN:
Over the years we have had our horse trials at 3 different venues: We are currently located in Culpeper of of Rt. 15 - between Culpeper and Orange. In the heart of Bull Run Hunt Territory and hosted by our landowner the Master of Bull Run Hunt - Mike and Betty Long.
Not so long ago we spent 10 years running over world class ground at the home of the Virginia Gold Cup - Great Meadow.
And 10 years before that we got out start at Commonwelath Park running there for 10 years.
Here are a few Youtube videos from our different venues:
Kentucky - the way we used to do the long format 3 Day Event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgPuXg75ISk
Where we are now:
DRESSAGE AT THE RIVERBOTTOM (Spring HT10) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quwlDtPigGg&feature=related
NOVICE SHOWJUMPING AT THE RIVERBOTTOM (Fall HT 10) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQj-5erTvr0
ANOTHER SHOWJUMPING ROUND AT PEACOCK (Fall HT 11) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pu6WgIHJLI – HAD TO MOVE CAUSE ROBINSON RIVER WAS FLOODED!
TAYLOR STEWART AND STRICTLY BUSINESS XC (Fall HT11) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUP9K25669I&feature=related – THEY FINISHED 2ND.
BY DONNIE JOHNSTON
Thirty years ago, there were parts of Culpeper's Davis Street that people were afraid to walk down--even during daylight hours.
Today the American Planning Association has named that revitalized street as one of its Top 10 Great Streets in America.
Culpeper's grass-roots effort to reclaim this all-but-abandoned street led the APA to its designation. That effort, begun in the 1980s, has restored both the look and character of what was Culpeper's main avenue of commerce before shopping centers came into vogue.
"More than 20 years ago, Culpeper had the vision to join the Main Street Program and revitalize its downtown into a showcase," said Mayor Chip Coleman. "That hard work has paid off, making downtown Culpeper, particularly Davis Street, a tourist destination, with its fine restaurants and eclectic shops."
The Top 10 streets are among destinations that are part of the APA's Great Places in America program, which recognizes sites that have been revitalized by planning that feature diverse architectural styles, promotes community involvement and accessibility, and fosters eco-nomic opportunity.
"Our forefathers dreamed of a downtown with shops, eateries and services on the ground level, with living quarters above," Vice Mayor Billy Yowell said. "Davis Street continues that mixed-use approach today.
"Much has changed during the 250 years that Culpeper was formed, but much has remained the same, making downtown Culpeper and Davis Street a warm and exciting place to visit."
Fifty neighborhoods, 50 streets and 40 public squares have made the APA's annual Top 10 list since the group began its Great Places in America program in 2007. This year's list includes U Street in Washington and King Street in Alexandria.
Davis Street's revitalization effort is the result of a number of community partnerships--including the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce and Culpeper Renaissance, about $40 million in private investment and some 25,000 volunteer hours.
Culpeper is now a Main Street Community with a trolley system and Amtrak service. In 1993, it was named one of America's Top 10 Small Towns.