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.
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. 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.
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Photos
A portion of these photos first appeared in the May 30, 2014 print edition of the Vermont Standard.