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Here’s the final set of photos from this year’s CAA trip to the Royal Windsor Horse Show: views of some of the beautiful coaches, before and during their drive …

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And then it also occurred to me that I never posted the remaining photos from our CAA trip to the Royal Windsor Horse Show back in May.

First, here are a few of the various and lovely carriages on the British Driving Society’s pleasure drive through Windsor Home Park. In some of the photos, they’re gathering for the drive, and in others, they’re on their way, led as always by their host, Prince Philip.

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Bringing up the rear were these two. For those of you who may remember the old cartoons … Thelwell ponies!!

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It occurred to me to that I never posted any photos from the Sunday-morning pleasure drive at the CAA’s recent Carriage Festival at the Kentucky Horse Park.

So without further ado, here are a few drivers enjoying the beautiful morning …

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One of the most popular Saturday-evening classes at the CAA Carriage Festival, other than the Carriage Dogs, is the costume class. This year’s winner was this fantastically creative sea-creatures entry …

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I think the first one is the better photo, but in the second you can see the sea turtle’s head, on the pole of the carriage. The carriage wheels had starfish on them, and the ponies were dressed as sea horses.

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One of the show’s Canadian entries came into the arena as a Mountie, with her “mini moose.”

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Each year, Polly Petersen’s granddaughters design and create their costumes. At this year’s Festival, the two girls were ancient goddesses, their aunt, Ann, was Medusa, the carriage was a chariot, and the pony was Pegasus. I think.

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The next morning, on the presentation pleasure drive through the Kentucky Horse Park, the pony’s hooves were still a bit glittery.

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We were fortunate to enjoy a gorgeous morning on Sunday, and the Horse Park always makes for a spectacular backdrop. I’ll have more pleasure-drive photos to share next week!

Here are some of the super-cute entries in the Carriage Dogs class at this year’s CAA Carriage Festival …

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In the end, sweet Winnie (shown above & below with her person, Dr. Susan Orosz) was declared the winner …

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