If you like horses, horse jumping, family fun, and supporting a good cause, and if you are going to be in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, September 30, consider spending the day at the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day. The event features all-day family entertainment, capped off by Olympic level competitors.
As well as enjoying a great day, you will feel good knowing that your admission fees go to support the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, which I think you will agree is a worthy cause. There are no ticket sales at the gate; be sure to buy your tickets early. (See above link for details.)
This year is the 10th anniversary of the New Albany Classic. My sister and I have been going for the past 4 or 5 years, and every year, it gets more popular. The morning starts out with the OSU Marching Band (The Best Damn Band in the Land!) and cheerleaders, and Jack Hanna and the animals of the Columbus Zoo, continues with musical entertainment, rides, games and face painting, and booths supporting various animal causes, moves to great food including Graeter's ice cream, and ends with the grande finale, the jumping, which runs from 2:30 to about 4:30pm.
To whet your appetite, here are photos from last year's event.