The line up of clinicians at this year’s Equine Affaire includes three of my all-time favorites: Anne Kursinski, Tina Konyot and Jimmy Wofford. Although their disciplines are showjumping, dressage and eventing, respectively, they share a classical tradition.
I rescheduled lessons and obligations so I could relocate my life to the Big E for four days. I was there all day yesterday, all day today and tonight, when I went to the extravaganza they call Fantasia with my nieces. I got home after midnight, and I have to be back early in the morning to see Jimmy!
Unfortunately, I need a lot more sleep than a horse, so I can’t give you the highlights now. But you can look forward to lots of notes & quotes from this clinic junkie in the coming week.
Hey Katie: I saw Jim and Tina; I missed Anne. Jim could have talked a little less, but he is a classic and an all time favorite of mine. I LOVED Tina. She is acerbic, sarcastic, and shoots straight from the hip. Fabulous rider. I would give anything to have her ride my horse, so I was amazed that the woman with the horse going GP wasn’t really thrilled about having Tina ride him. SAY WHAT?! My only question is, “why wasn’t I born with that body for riding?!”
Hi Elaine — I’m so glad you got to see Jim and Tina (isn’t she all that and a bag of chips?). Jim took Anne’s place in the Coliseum.