A Sunday Horse: Inside the Grand Prix Show Jumping Circuit

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Capital Books, 2004 - Travel - 219 pages
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Following the US national horse show and Grand Prix jumping circuit, Vicky Moon starts in Palm Beach with the Wellington Winter Equestrian Festival, to America's oldest show in Upperville, Virginia, to the Indio Circuit in California, to Long Island for the Hampton Classic, all over the U.S. In a year of high hopes for the US Olympic equestrian team and the contenders for it, meet the riders, trainers, owners, judges, and the personalities such as "The Carrot Man," "The Masseuse," "The Equine Dentist," and the other fascinating characters who follow the horse show circuit.
 

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I thought this book was fun to read and entertaining! It gave an insightful view into the world of horse shows and I LOVED every minute that I spent with this book! I thought that it was fun to read about the people that you know of hear about inside the circuit!

Contents

Money and Mosquitoes
1
A Box of Chocolates
19
Paint by Numbers
43
Madden about You
63
HITS?
73
Word of Mouth
85
Whos Gonna Sit with the Prince?
103
Where Champions Meet
107
The Oldest Horse Show in the United States
133
Trials and Tribulations
153
Hob Snobbing
169
Deep Throat Meets Mister Ed
185
Epilogue The Boys
201
Resources for Horse Lovers
211
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Vicky Moon has chronicled prominent lives for People Magazine, The Washington Post, Town and Country and Millionaire magazines. She has written articles on horses, houses and gardens for Southern Accents, Veranda and House and Garden. Ms. Moon was the founder and publisher and continues as editor and consultant for The Middleburg Life, a newspaper in the posh Virginia horse country. A life long equestrian, she has unique access to the horse racing community and has accumulated vintage racing, jumping and steeplechase photographs. Ms. Moon has written eight books: The Middleburg Mystique, The Official Middleburg Life Cookbook, Best Dressed Southern Salads, A Sunday Horse: Inside the Grand Prix Show Jumping Tour, The Private Passion of Jackie Kennedy Onassis: Portrait of A Rider, and Equestrian Style, Golf Style and The Stylish Life Equestrian. Ms. Moon was a producer and appeared on Dominick Dunne s Power Privilege and Justice about the murder trial of arms heiress Susan Cummings and also appeared on A&E City Confidential. She lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Middleburg, VA with her husband sportswriter Leonard Shapiro. She can be reached at vickymoon.com or vickyannmoon@aol.com.

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