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Thursday, May 1, 2008

The Blue Devils

This is the US Blue Devils, a military horse unit my spouse is a member of, carrying in the colors at the Rolex Horse trials, the largest horse show in North America. Over 75,000 people on the grounds, 25,000 in the stands and a world wide television audience of over 1 billion. This is the first time in the history of this event that any Army unit has been allowed to carry in the colors.

Left to right CW4 Dyk on "Piet Hein" SFC Babb on "Calvin" and Captain Avison on "Capito."

The event is being rebroadcast on Euro Sport, and NBC will do a one hour special on May 4 from 5pm to 6pm EDT. That will cover the entire three day event.


Arlene said...

Wow. It's astonishing the number of people and audience involved and you didnt even include the four legged participents. So, if you had to choose between watching this and say a certain show with the word anatomy in it, I wonder if you'd debate.
Thank's for sharing and here's hoping the army rides proud.

Laurie said...

LOL Arlene. Well, if it came down to a choice between Blues and Greys, one would have to be taped. *grin*

Flick said...

Looks good!!!!

Dawn said...

This is fantastic to see the colors carried by soldiers on horseback. A lot of history and pride there.