And as I watched the Musical Freestyle exhibition at the horse show, I found myself with tears streaming down my eyes because it was so beautiful. While I can't find a video of the performance I watched, here's a good one to check out to see the beauty of rider and horse moving to the music!
Oh, and there is was this fabulous vendor supplying a Horse Show Ribbon quilt for the silent auction at the show, and I was totally inspired! My mom has tons of storage containers filled with my ribbons from my horse show days, and I'm not really interested in hanging them along the walls as I did in my youth. These quilts are such a work of art, and any competitor would be proud to have one. I may try to do something along these lines... but with a twist. At any rate - if you have old ribbons from 4-H shows or Spelling Bees or even from the horse show circuit, you can google "Ribbon Quilts" and find many websites specializing in this stuff!