The 37th outing doubles as a qualifying event for the prestigious World Cup, which takes place in Sweden in April. Plus, many of the riders and horses that youll see this weekend are competing in next years Olympic trials. While spectators listen to live music and play games, hundreds of top-level horses gallop their way to a $100,000 prize. These are the Michael Jordans of the sport, says Yopko Weibel. Anybody whos sat on a horse knows the feeling of getting a thousand-pound animal to turn and jump. Its an incredible rush -- whether youre clearing two feet or five. Its like flying.
Fri., Sept. 21, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2007