Through my real job, I had the experience of going to the Gold Cup in The Plains, Virginia. Wow, what an experience! It is an annual steeple race that happens once in the summer and once in the fall. I went because a company we partner with in DC had a hospitality tent with some of our clients.
The event itself was fabulous! All of the drinks, food and fun you could imagine all rolled into big hats and English boots.
I didn't know what really to expect. I had never been to a steeple race before. It's quite different than the rodeos here in Iowa that I've been to.