One of my favorite events of the year is the annual Tejas Carriage Association two-day event at Black Star Sport Horses. Black Star has 255 acres of woods and uses them for an epic cross-country carriage event on Sunday. On Saturday carriages compete in dressage and a cones course. I love setting up a picnic and watching the carriages go by. I used to drive my horse Prince and still think it’s the most me sport on the planet: what could be better than exercising my horse while wearing a formal gown?
This year I packed up a cheese board with Italian meats, French cheeses, Caribbean jam, Californian bread, and Greek honey. It was a trip around the world in one bite! I also packed up red grapes, salt and vinegar chips, marinated olives, pickles, dried fruit, and apples. (I admittedly saved some of the apples for my own horses!)
I packed up my Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread with Orange Glaze for dessert. It’s a great choice for a fall picnic because it makes two loaves so you’ll have plenty and it’s easily transportable.
You can get the recipe here and you can watch me make it here:
Want to have a fun day at the farm yourself? Visit the Black Star Sport Horses website for information about events or call for a farm tour or riding lesson. You can also like Black Star Sport Horses on Facebook to stay in the loop for future events. Want more Black Star? Read about last year’s carriage event here.