Fitches Corner Event
The Hudson Valley hosts many top equestrian events throughout the year and this weekend is one of the hottest events to attend. Fitches Corner, located in Millbrook on Mabbettsville Road and the Shunpike (route 57), begins tomorrow with dressage and ends Sunday with a day of Cross Country and Stadium Jumping.
The host, Fernanda Gilligan, takes care to make it fun and easy for competitors to attend. Saturday evening is the Blue Jean Ball, a party for everyone involved as well as the community to eat, drink and dance into the early hours or the next day.
There are over 30 vendors in the Marketplace for shoppers and for those who may have forgotten something. This year also marks the first time Bit of Britain is represented on the show grounds. Many call this event a Mini Rolex due to the extraordinary attention to detail to every aspect of the weekend.
The cross country course is beautiful and challenging at 3 levels, Novice, Training and Preliminary. You will watch local riders as well as some of the best riders in the country riding their young horses over this challenging course. The water jump is a great place to watch the action, and then walk around the course to watch all the obstacles being ridden by a very talented group of athletes.
Enjoy the day and cheer on your favorite rider!