Based on rich and illustrious traditions, equestrian pursuits are glamorous
worlds unto themselves. In this high-stakes arena, aristocrats rub shoulders
with movie stars and heads of state. This book profiles the trappings
surrounding such exclusive pursuits as horse breeding, horse racing, polo and
horse auctions. This glamorous domain offers visual treats ranging from finely
tooled saddles and tackle to elaborate trophies. We also survey the wide variety
of art based on the noble steed and the impeccable clothing and accessories
required for these equestrian activities.