Breed Demo Lexington 2010
Flying W Farms Princess Isabella’s Dream along
with Viking Alf’s Windzor had the honor of representing the Georgian
Grande’s at the International Equestrian Festival that was in conjunction
with WEG that was being held in
The scene of the demo was the Lexington
Convention Center in downtown Lexington on
When we unloaded Bella she acted like she had
been in huge cities all her life, reinforcing once again the great mind of
When they were ready for us to enter my
daughter actually led her into the building on a
narrow path of stall mats, Bella walked next to Chelsea with great
interest in her surroundings but was very attentive to Chelsea. Once she
was settled in her stall she proceeded to calmly eat her hay as if this were
her stall at home.
Then it was time for the demo, Bella stood
like a champ as we put the
renaissance costume on her. As anyone who had done anything like this
knows there is always a little bit of nervous energy that goes along with
this atmosphere. You would never have guessed it by Bella’s demeanor.
Then it was time to enter the arena, which was
a 30’ round pen beautifully landscaped for the demo. Bella stood rock solid
while I mounted even with the cape falling around her hindquarters. She
looked very regal and beautiful standing in the middle of the arena with her
renaissance tack on. Once we were ready we started walking and then doing a
nice forward trot while the announcer discussed the breed with the audience.
You would have thought we were doing this at home, it went so smoothly.
After which there were some questions that I happily answered about the
breed as well as my personal experiences with Bella. Everyone was very
impressed with the movement, size and dignity that the Georgian Grande
After we exited the arena Christian Wood
entered the arena with Windsor and “mounted bareback” while discussing how
she came to own Windsor and their accomplishments together. Windsor and
Christian looked beautiful as they moved around the arena.
After the demo was over Christian and I were
both very busy answering questions about the breed and our horses. The
children were in awe of the size and beauty of the horses. Bella was very
generous with her “kisses” to the children, one little girl even got to sit
on her back while her father took some pictures.
I believe that the Georgian Grande’s made some
friends that day, and we generated quite a bit of interest in the breed.
Thank you IGGHR for this wonderful opportunity
to show the horse world what a great and wonderful breed the Georgian
Ginny and Chelsea Belcher, and Bella.