Hail to the donkey

Hail to the donkey

This was the last image I saw before turning out the light last night.  I’d been paging through my new issue of Horse International magazine and lo and behold, there it was!  And I thought, “Sweet nine pound Baby Jesus!  THIS is one for the bucket list!  I might never be able to actually ride at the All England Jumping Course at Hickstead (what with being an amateur and the whole wrong side of the pond thing), but THIS is something I could pull off and at the same time say I’d competed on those hallowed grounds.”

So here you go, donkey chariot racing at Hickstead, courtesy of Horse and Country TV (it’s a flash video, you won’t be able to see it on iPads and iPhones):


 While I was searching for the video above, I came across something a little closer to home that takes the whole competition a step further.  This footage was shot at Equine Affaire in Massachusetts in 2009.  I try to schedule a business trip to Massachusetts every year around Equine Affaire – how the heck did I miss this???  Hoping it’s on the schedule this year, as I need to figure out a way to get involved!

Anyway, there’s your giggle for the day.  Don’t say I never gave you anything!

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