Do you plan your July 4 holiday around some kind of horse activity? I've done so pretty much since I was a kid, when if we weren't riding in the local rodeo-day parade, we were saddling up for a horse show or trail ride. This year, I'll be on my way to the National Appaloosa Show in Oklahoma City (not to compete, but to give a presentation). Once that bit of work is done, I'll indulge in as much "spectating" as time allows. Seems like a brand of horse-gal fun to me.
I'm a little sorry I won't be out doing something with my own horse, just because he goes so well with the whole stars-and-stripes theme. With a name like All American Choice, you can just about imagine his red, white, and blue wardrobe!