I’ve never been much of a horse guy so it’s only fitting that the three women in my life are obsessed with em. As my lovely Mrs. moonlights as a riding instructor when she isn’t managing Team Tez, we were lucky enough to take part in her riding center’s annual Kentucky Derby fundraiser to end all fundraisers: Derby Day 2019.

All it took to get me to sign on was the promise of mint juleps so the three-course meal and opportunity to show my face in a world I’ve mainly seen via TV was icing on the cake. My navy blazer/khakis combo assured me I’d look like every other dude there but the hats worn by Anne Arundel County’s best were the stars of the show (the auctioneer came in at a close 2nd).

The riding center ponied up (SWIDT??) and turned an indoor arena into Lexington for the night, and was able to raise significant funds to support their work by auctioning off everything you could think of.