Anna Marie Samp and her Arabian/Welsh pony Gift are ready for the horse costume parade.
Buckhead’s Chastain Horse Park celebrated its “Fall Family Spectacular” festival on Oct. 26, drawing a crowd to see horse shows and join family activities. Proceeds benefited the nonprofit’s therapeutic riding program.
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Photos by Phil Mosier.
The Falconwood Vaulters demonstrate horseback acrobatics in the main arena.
Sisters Josie and Clara McMeekin, ages 10 and 6, say hello to a horse in the stable. They visited the festival with parents Scott and Dana.
A horse called Slim Shady keeps watch while waiting for rider Shelby Mercure (not pictured) to return in a demonstration.
Visitors meet horses from the Atlanta Police Department Mounted Patrol, with Magnum, in foreground, ridden by Officer A. Perez, and Oreo, ridden by Officer R. Dobler.
Clara Germany, 7, enjoys her first pony ride with help from volunteers Shannon Whiting, left, and Ansley Kim.