John T. Dorrance
- Over the Moon: Creativity Reigns The horsey set focuses on books, trees, dogs, and ponies (of course).
The horsey set focuses on books, trees, dogs, and ponies (of course).
By Vicky Moon
A NIGHT IN TOWN
Hunt Country residents gathered in the Acela Club, high above the dirt-covered floor of the Verizon Center, for a casino-themed party during the final evening of the Washington International Horse Show. Kris Gali was on the arm of Bob Foosaner watching the action as 17-year-old equestrian Jessica Springsteen, daughter of rock star Bruce Springsteen, chatted away quietly with a young man nearby. At another white-linenclad table, competitor Alison Firestone Robitalle of Upperville studied the jumps as they were set for finals. Alison is the daughter of Diana and Bert Firestone who owned and raced the late Genuine Risk, winner of the 1980 Kentucky Derby.
Several guests reported Academy Award winner/ filmmaker Steven Spielberg was in the building because his daughter, Destry Spielberg, was one of the many young riders in the pony classes. All the while, the blond and beautiful show president Juliet Weber Reid (a great granddaughter of Campbell’s Soup tycoon Dr. John T. Dorrance) never skipped a beat while smiling and greeting all who entered.