It is the last Saturday night in May, and several hundred "velvet-heads" -- the fans, owners, and trainers of hunter-jumper horses -- are gathered on the warped wooden bleachers of a show barn on Royal Lane in Irving. One by one, 30 or so high-strung horses enter the main ring at the Las Colinas Equestrian Center, eyeing the crowd and the 14-jump course nervously, prancing, snorting,... More >>>
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Built in 1981, the Las Colinas Equestrian Center was the pride and joy of Ben Carpenter. Over the years, the property fell into a genteel state of disrepair.