Sunday, 20 September 2015

Richmond Fair Heavy Horses

I wanted to show some of the photos of the horses at the Richmond Fair. Hubby grew up with heavy horses, and he schedules trips to local fairs to see them. The fair is on from Thursday to Sunday, the third week in September. The fair has been going since 1844! I'll have more photos of the fair itself, as well as the parade, later.

We sat and watched them run these beasts. Across the paddock I could see some of the other breeds, but these were our focus! They have to run quickly to show them properly, you can see them running like Road Runner!

The Belgians go very fast. One horse was reluctant to slow down. I could hear her handler, after the judge asked them to do a different gait, "She only has one speed!"




My faves were the infant, parents showing her the horse. The mare looked at me first, then, as if to say "Take photos of me. I'm a good, gentle girl!" They are wonderful beasts. Hubby would play unde their hooves in the barn.


Such friendly people. This young lady was from Quebec.



The pairs and wagons were Clydesdales shown singly, as well as in a pair. One horse kept snuggling with its fellow horse, and I snapped a great photo, then captured a video of them.

8 comments:

Olga Hebert said...

Such beautiful animals! I recently watched the documentary film, Buck. It is definitely worth seeing--a horse whisperer.

Nancy J said...

A superb event, and the Clydesdales, I remember seeing them at the Agricultural and Pastoral show, at Pukekohe, where we took our calves, if we won a ribbon at our local primary school. Magnificent animals, and look at the harnesses and wagons. What a great time for you both, waiting to see more photos.

Red said...

I would be right there watching the big horses. They have me mesmerized.

William Kendall said...

Wow! They are big horses!

Rose said...

I fell in love several times over!!! But then came to I think #42-43-44...along in there. A dapple one...and it was 'be still my heart time!'

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Love 'em love 'em love 'em!!! The farm we had the caravan parked on when I was a toddler (before the parents 'went brick') was down in Suffolk and they had a Suffolk Punch, now on the endangered list. Up here, of course, Clydesdales reign.... sigh... what wonderful memories it would have been for your 'boy' too! YAM xx

Karen said...

I love the dapples. My father taught me that they are the most beautiful!

Hannah said...

The heavy horses are so amazing, Jennifer, I didn't realize there was such variety of colors. They are all such magnificent creatures, their owners must really enjoy working with them. I'm also amazed at the eyelashes!