In the waning Saturday evening twilight, the daughters asked for the other 29 riders from the FEI Grand Prix to join them around the winner’s podium. Behind the podium, Griffin had placed three magnums of champagne and another two cases of champagne. After the first magnum was opened, the spray was on.
champagne celebratory spray (The Saugerties, Jun 05 2021)
After the spray, the daughters distributed champagne bottles from the two cases. The second magnum was opened, red Solo cups generously filled. Once everyone had their bottle of champagne and red Solo cup, Elizabeth offered up the toast. “If we may not pass this way again, we want to thank each of you for your kindness, friendship, camaraderie, professionalism, and generosity. You brought out the best in us, and we hope we did the same for you. We thank you for this experience. We are very, very appreciative and blessed. Cheers to all!”
The celebration continued on for another hour. A lot of visiting. When the temporary stadium lighting flickered, it was our signal to go home.