FENCE 2012 traditional holiday barn tour held Nov. 24

Published 9:38 am Friday, November 16, 2012

The 2012 traditional FENCE Holiday Barn Tour will be held this year on Saturday, Nov. 24, and will feature exhibitions of the equestrian lifestyle of our foothills. The community is invited to come out to the FENCE Horse Show facility covered arena at 10 a.m. on Nov. 24 (the Saturday following Thanksgiving) for a fun-filled and interesting day that will start by viewing performance horses and elegant riders.

Exhibitions include barrel racing by Vickie Smith and Skeeter; open jumping by Sara Ketcham and her Vodka Bay; FEI level dressage performance by Whitney Penney Mical and Donnizetti; three ridden mules, in western tack, with Holly Fisher; dressage with Sandra Hyder and English with Amy Gee; driven Friesan pairs with Caroline Whittle-McSwain; and Tot Goodwin and the Green Creek Hounds.

This special and informative fox hunting presentation by Green Creek huntsman Tot Goodwin will include an opportunity for attendees to pet these friendly hounds and learn about the job they do (fox hounds are usually somewhat aloof, but Tot’s hounds love attention).  There will be a narrative with each exhibition and a short period for the performers to answer questions from the audience.

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Under cover and next to the performance area there will be plenty of places to sit or stand while viewing the exhibitions. Food will be available for purchase at FENCE from Foothills BBQ.  Following the exhibitions, maps and detailed directions will be available for ticket holders to go on a self-guided tour of three nearby and completely different barns. The Derbyshire barn is a new, state of the art boarding facility intended for the use of Derbyshire land owners. Lyter Lyter’s Hulinn Dalur is a charming private barn housing Lyter’s Icelandic horses.  Lyter will ride her horses all afternoon for visitors to watch. The Icelandic’s unique gait the “tolt” is of special interest.