Horseless Horse Show in West Windsor VT

There were no horse trailers. There were no feed buckets, water buckets, saddles or bridles but there were hobby horses (stick horses) of all kinds and colors. One young man, Matt Tidwell even competed with "Godzilla" his prized stick "horse." There were unicorns, a purple horse and even a stick cow!

On Sunday, Jill Delaney of West Windsor opened Delaney Stables on Sheddsville Road to a "Horseless Horse Show." The first annual event she said. Delaney came up with the idea over the winter and mapped out a cross country course, a trail class and three indoor events: Dressage, Jumping and Barrel Racing. Delaney said "This show is about having fun while learning some of the different things that can be done with horses."

Admission to the show was $3 (or a bag of apples or carrots) and open to children and adults a like. Competitors were invited to bring their own stick horse but a few were available to borrow during the competitions. High Horse Therapeutic Riding also had handmade hobby horses for sale as a fundraiser for their riding programs.

About 80 people attended this first of many future events. Delaney said she is even considering hosting a Fall Foliage Show. Stayed tuned for more information and get yourself a stick horse.

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1st Annual Horseless Horse Show
Delaney Stables Sheddsville RD
West Windsor VT May 25, 2014
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