I’m interrupting our nineteenth-century visit with James Flint so that you can enjoy this year’s CAA Carriage Festival, which got underway this morning. We’ll get back to Mr. Flint’s letters next week!

Yesterday, I went over to the arena and the stables to get some photos of people arriving, moving in, setting up, and getting ready for the weekend.

I found trade fair vendors setting up shop on the arena’s mezzanine, ponies being unloaded from trailers and moved into their stalls, a horse getting a bath, a beautiful carriage being cleaned, several carriages (most of them under wraps) waiting in the aisleways, and a pair of horses coming back from a drive. Oh, and I met a sweet dog named Britt. (I mean, really, what’s a horse show without dogs?)

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