Huge Horse Show Gallops Into Town

It’s one of Westport’s oldest, longest-running events.

It’s one of the most exciting to see.

It’s one you’ve probably never heard of.

Fairfield County Hunt Club’s 96th annual June Benefit Horse Show opened yesterday. It runs through Saturday.

Part of yesterday’s action at the Fairfield County Hunt Club.

Over 3,000 international, national and local riders compete in world-class events, featuring hunter, jumper & equitation disciplines. Highlights include a $50,000 Grand Prix, and a $10,000 Welcome Stake.

The June Benefit Horse Show is open to the public, and free. Social activities include a Grand Prix Luncheon, Family Fun Day and shopping at the Paddock Boutique. For more information, click here.

There’s plenty of room at the Fairfield County Hunt Club show. (Photo/Diana Kuen)

The Fairfield County Hunt Club show benefits EQUUS Foundation — the national charity that protects America’s horses, and fosters the horse-human bond.

FUN FACTThis is one of the few remaining historic horse shows that still competes on grass.

The Exxon station at the Post Road and South Maple — around the corner from the Hunt Club — welcomed the stars of the show. (Photo/Diana Kuen)

 

2 responses to “Huge Horse Show Gallops Into Town

  1. Cristina Negrin

    A great family fun day for all ages! Loved it as a kid and this kid still does 😎!!

  2. I always loved events at the
    Fairfield County Hunt Club.
    As a preteen, I took riding
    lessons in the student ring.
    On weekends my father often
    took me to watch the polo
    matches.