I have never been before so I was not sure what to expect and I assumed we would have to sit on a bleacher and watch from quite a distance. Nope, we could walk around the entire ring, stables and warm up area, totally awesome!
I got some amazing photos of the jumps as well as some great close ups of the horses in the warm up area warming up and after the show relaxing, about 800 photos actually. After the show was great as they were tuckered out so stayed still a bit longer for some great close up shots. The last show of the season is in September so I hope to get a new zoom lens for my camera and head out again so I can get some better shots of the horses taking the jumps without having to lie on the ground with my head and camera stuck under the fence :)
I have had an itch to paint horses for the longest time but of course needed the right reference photos....now to sort through them all. I see a lot of horse paintings in my future :)