This lovely cake was created for my friend Lauren to celebrate her 24th birthday a few weeks ago. I don't know exactly who is responsible for this...work of art...but it's just beyond words. Really. I can't figure out whether it is truly funny, or in light of the honestly dangerous nature of our sport, it should perhaps be seen as sad and too-too-realistic. I tend to see the hilarity in it, as Lauren so aptly commented that the colors of the horses even accurately matched her own 2 horses, and that "appropriately enough, Ari has thrown me off in my show jumping attire!" (Lauren has had a bad run of luck in the show jumping phase of a few events recently). :)
At any rate, it was such a creative effort, I had to post it here. The genius behind it (the accuracy of the construction of the cross-country jumps and the praying groom) is just eerie, but humorous all the same. Good luck at the Middle Tennessee Pony Club Horse Trials next week, Lauren!!!