Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials in 24th year

India Doyle, 15, atop her horse, Little Oliver, after her ride in the Junior Training event at Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials. The Doyle family came from Beverly, Mass., to compete. India finished in fourth place. Photo by Judith O’Hara Balfe

MILLBROOK— With impossibly white tents and fences standing out against the intense green of the grass, one could hardly ask for a better weekend. Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23, offered ideal conditions for the 24th annual horse trials at Fitch’s Corner in Mabbettsville.

Saturday the temperatures were a bit high, but Sunday saw cooler weather and a bit of a breeze. The buzz of conversations, the smell of food and the sound of clapping every so often added to the excitement, but at the crux of it all were the horses, the riders, the competition. 

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