STREETS: Tampa Horse Show

CFHJA (Central FL Hunter Jumper Association) show season runs December 1through November 30 each year. CFHJA presents four USEF National-rated shows each year. Exhibitors must be current CFHJA members to be eligible for year-end awards. Membership is available annually, or by Life membership. Central Florida Hunter Jumper Assn info at http://www.cfhja.com/

In Tampa, horse shows are held at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center on Florida State Fairgrounds campus. It was built by horsemen, for horsemen. Grounds feature five rings, including the exercise and warm-up rings, the Louise Serio Ring, Gene Mische Ring, Grand Prix Ring and Stampede Premium Covered Arena. Also included in the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center are recently updated barns, newly renovated restrooms and spacious indoor Pavilion. No event is too large in this 23-acre horse paradise. Learn more at https://floridastatefair.com/equestrian/

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WISH. HOPE. DREAM.

WISH. HOPE. DREAM.

ALL CAUGHT UP FOR NOW.
I'M GETTING NEW SHOES!

CAUGHT UP FOR NOW.

SOMEBODY'S GETTING NEW SHOES!

WHO MADE ME THE THERAPY DOG?

WAY TOO MUCH INFORMATION!

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LAST ONE!

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MAKE ME FAIREST OF THEM ALL!

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LOSING IS NOT AN OPTION!

WIN US A RIBBON.

WIN US A RIBBON!

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PASSING TIME.

PASSING TIME.

POWER BEHND THE THRONE

POWER BEHIND THE THRONE.

ANOTHER DAMN DAY!!!

ANOTHER DAMN DAY!!!

WHO'S WATCHING THE KIDS?

TAKING A BREAK.

TAKING A BREAK.

NOBODY WALKS ANYMORE.

NOBODY WALKS ANYMORE.

WELL, SOME STILL DO.
RIDER DOWN!!!

RIDER DOWN!!!

BIG DAWG...LITTLE DAWG.

BIG DAWG...LITTLE DAWG.

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ODD MAN OUT.

SCREENS ARE THE NEW ACTIVE.

SCREENS ARE THE NEW 'ACTIVE.'

PROFESSIONAL POLISH.

PROFESSIONAL POLISH.

WELL, HIRED HANDS STILL DO.

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BROTHERS BY OTHER MOTHERS.

BROTHERS BY OTHER MOTHERS.

Tampa Bay Equestrian Center,

SIMPLE JOY
I was wandering the grounds of a huge Hunter/Jumper horse show at the Tampa Equestrian Center when my eye caught to the intense manner of a buxom lady managing controlled chaos in multiple horse rings. She projected strong nerves, a positive temperament with clipboards and Sharpies, tools of her task, close at hand. Alongside her stood a speedy golf cart outfitted with a feisty little dog who instantly became my intended photo subject. One major problem! As Mom frantically tried to square him up for the shot, he totally honed in on loving her, not posing for me. Her gleeful laughter won the day.