Horse shows have been affected by the current recession...including The Country Classic. This particular competition has had its past struggles, but the show must go on!
The Country Classic was downsized considerably this year. Usually it is a social event as well as a horse show, and it encourages the non-horse population to join the hunter/jumper set for a weekend in the country. Regrettably, this year the social aspect was eliminated. But we can hope all the amenities will return in the future. After all, this show was resurrected from death and has gone on to thrive.
For horse folks, the most painful loss was that of the Grand Prix Ring where "The Log" resides. The huge turf pasture requires a lot of tender loving care to prepare it for the show, and this year it was just too much for the budget.
But The Country Classic did have all the usual hunter/jumper sights.