Beating the Heat at Horse Shows

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Last week I returned from my one big out-of-town summer horse show adventure: two weeks competing at the new Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina. And let me tell you, that place was super cool! It was not, however, physically cool; mid-July on the North and South Carolina border is sweltering.

Horses and riders could keep cool under the many shaded waiting areas with overhead fans

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Alexandra Beckstett, a native of Houston, Texas, is a lifelong horse owner who has shown successfully on the national hunter/jumper circuit and dabbled in hunter breeding. After graduating from Duke University, she joined Blood-Horse Publications as assistant editor of its book division, Eclipse Press, before joining The Horse. She was the managing editor of The Horse for nearly 14 years and is now editorial director of EquiManagement and My New Horse, sister publications of The Horse.

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