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Snapshots from Stoneybrook Steeplechase 2013

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Stoneybrook Steeplechase in Raeford, NC on April 2nd, 2013 marked the 62nd running of this delightful derby event.  It was a sweet surprise to hear that my father used to attend this event as a child, and it was exciting to see how the traditions are so similar today.

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The horses still gallop the track surrounded by floral printed dresses and big floppy derby hats bedazzled with jewels, flowers, and even monograms.

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Young ladies in Lilly Pulitzer dresses and gentleman in seersucker suits and bow ties are commonly found parading around at Stoneybrook Steeplechase.

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It’s a family event where people come together to experience a traditional equestrian sport by enjoying beautiful weather outside, good food, and fabulous shopping.  We can’t forget about the antique car show either…

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The horses strut around the track after the race is over, and you can get a close look at the jockey silks and horses at a much slower pace.

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Stoneybrook is stunning, and the Carolina Horse Park is a fantastic facility for all equestrians, family, & friends.  The Carolina Horse Park is home of many horse trials, 3-day events, and hunter/jumper horse shows.  For more information, please visit: http://www.carolinahorsepark.com

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