American Idol Goes Equestrian

Forbes Magazine recently reported that Lou Dobbs is contemplating a third-party run for either the U.S. Senate or (hold your breath here), the White House. And as amazing or crazy as that all sounds, it’s really his daughter, 21-year-old Harvard senior Hillary Dobbs who’s causing all the buzz.

Hillary will be performing for the third year at Equestrian Idol on Feb. 12 (that’s tonight!) in Wellington, FL. And word on the street is that she’s pretty flippin’ good too! Though this is no American Idol, Hillary will be belting it out for the talent show portion of the event before others take to the stage, er, arena, to perform their many talented equestrian feats. International riders performing include Dianna Bricker, Heather Caristo, Casey Hodges, and Ramsey Janney amongst many others, all vying to win the coveted “Best in Show” title. Judges for the event include Olympic veterans Margie Engle and Leslie Howard, as well as Frank Madden, a well-known and accomplished trainer in the horse world. The rest of the Dobbs gang will be in the audience to cheer on the riders and of course, their aspiring starlet. Equestrian Idol is put on each year through The EQUUS Foundation, Inc., a national charity created in 2002 that promotes awareness of the value of horses in society through promoting the importance of the value and health of the beautiful, regal creatures. EQUUS Foundation Inc. also awards grants to other charities with the same goals in mind.