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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie..

Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... Love reading books- sometimes i read 3books simultaneously, crazy about music- need it all around me, all the time and ofcourse, i totally am ga ga goo goo over my 7yr old naughty brat- Floppy!! errr, Prince Floppy!! :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Skywatch Friday... Rolling grasslands

The winding path, and clear skies kept us company as we drove from Ooty towards Wellington. Why? After 3 fun days with the dogs & their owners/trainers, it was time to check out the Horse show that happens at the Gymkhana Club every year. The lush greenery, beautiful endless stretch of mountains was just breath taking.

 




As we entered Wellington, i spotted a few horses running in the wild, and thought to myself  "how wonderful it must be... to be so free.." and just as my mind was beginning to wander, the car came to a halt and i was welcomed by the sight of children all dressed in Jockey outfits, looking smart and ready for the challenge. The Equestrian track had been set, and rules were being announced. I took a few minutes to wander the vast club before heading out towards the judges tent to watch the show. There were a few brown horses, 2 white and a majestic black one. One of the riders looked like a kid, she was no more than 12yrs of age. 



Once the signal was made, off they went, jumping, skipping, trotting and running across the various obstacles. I watched them with bated breath, praying none trip and fall, or lose a point for not making the jump. Phew, it was quite an exhilarating experience.

Subsequent to the show, i wandered towards a group of children sitting under a tent, only to discover they were all students from the Equestrian club, aged between 6 and 12, and were here to participate in the show. Past them was where some of the owners were walking about while their horses were being tended to by helpers. Wow, what a day it had been.. The hours spent watching the horses jump and work their magic, the kids rejoice every time a friend achieved a medal added to the experience.

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8 comments:

  1. Such a lush green countryside. Beautiful. I looked up Ooty and Wellington on the map. Are these cities/towns considered to be in southern India?

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  2. Beautiful landscape. Well shot Aarti.

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  3. What a wonderful way to spend a day! Beautiful shots with equally beautiful documentary :)

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  4. Gorgeous! Visiting late from Sky Watch Friday.

    Please come take a peek at my Sky Shots, have a great weekend!

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  5. didn't know that there is a Equestrian club in Wellington

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  6. Awesome place. The pictures are very nice and tels that how beautiful this place is. Thanks for sharing here with us.

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  7. The greenery is quite soothing. It would have been an experience to see kids between 6 - 12 years doing the rounds.

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