Author and Equestrienne,
takes you behind the scenes of the National Horse Show and Grand Prix
Show Jumping Circuit season in her latest book A Sunday Horse.
Scoop on the Grand Prix Show Jumping Circuit
equestrian riders, children of celebrities, illegal immigrant
workers, large corporation heirs, and members of royalty all meet
in one place; the Grand Prix Show Jumping Circuit. Vicky Moon,
the author of Middleburg Mystique and a
life-long equestrienne, takes us behind the scenes of this fascinating
world from Palm Beach to the Hamptons, California and beyond in her
new book A Sunday Horse.
Vicky Moon describes the intricate dance of horse competitions, swanky
charity fundraisers, and the likes of Johnnie Cochran, Bruce Springsteen,
Dan Marino, and Michael Bloomberg rubbing shoulders with sports hypnotists
and stable staff. Vicky explains, "In addition to the
hoity toity and the hoi poli, we have the haughty and the naughty.
Among the other members of the Grand Prix troupe: numerous big league
corporate movers and shakers from the pages of Forbes and Fortune
and their very pretty (usually blonde) horse loving daughters, a traveling
salesman who specializes in carrots, one (registered) sex offender,
numerous veterinarians, a sports hypnotist and many merchants who
sell anything and everything with a horse or snaffle bit on it."
In A Sunday Horse, Vicky Moon illustrates
what Grand Prix event attendees are likely to see and to miss from
behind the scenes. Other Grand Prix scenes Vicky Moon spotlights
in A Sunday Horse are:
Celebrity sightings - Glenn
Close, John Cleese dressed up for a costume class, Lorraine Bracco,
scandals- a vet accused of stealing horses and spray-painting their
legs. Killing horses for insurance $
history of the events- the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, the
Hampton Classic and more
dwellings of participants and attendees, from mansions to trailers.
-CEOs and illegal grooms
Inside the day-to-day dealings
of the Grand Prix events’ staff.
The tender story of 96-year-old
photographer Budd and how artist Henri Moore was inspired by his work
Trainer Archibald Cox III, grandson
of Watergate special prosecutor arrives at the Washington Horse Show
and a horse physic who talks to the horses, but talk does not come
cheap. "Deep Throat Meets Mister Ed"