Some of the drivers had a groom up behind them. A lot of research and money went into making these rigs so accurate, and I love the way it all looks!
These little beauties took their turn around the ring, just like the big horses, and did a great job.
One of my favorite breeds was here - a Gypsy Vanner. These horses are a little on the petite side but perfectly formed, and their claim to fame is their long flowing hair. Their mane, tail and leg feathers must take a lot of care, but the result is amazing. This little stallion has an unusually long mane, even for a Gypsy Vanner - it flowed in the breeze with every move he made.
The horses got along with each other, and every one seemed to be happy to step out and show off.
There were some beautifully marked horses, but this light brown one was so perfectly formed and groomed that he stood out, even among more dramatically colored horses.
Outside the ring was a matched pair of black beauties. I had to leave before these guys stepped into the ring, but I got to appreciate them as their groom held them near me. They are just so gorgeous!!!