By Marion Callahan / Published in The Bucks County Herald
The eyes of the world may be gazing upon them, but the two rising stars at Delaware Valley University would never know it. From the bucolic, quiet pastures set against a landscape of rolling hills and red barns, the 3-week-old foal, Gouda, nursed as his mother, Thistle, nudged him gently. But his ears perked up at the sound of Cory Kieschnick’s voice, and the caramel-colored foal frolicked across the pasture, jumping and skipping, his hind legs soaring in the air before sprinting to the wooden fence where Kieschnick stood ready to cradle his nose in the palms of her hands.
The general public now has a chance to see the endearing moments unfold in the pastures and in the stalls, as livestream cameras will be there to capture them through the end of April. The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association, partnering with Delaware Valley University and Chester County breeding center Whysper Wynd Farm, is giving the public a livestream view of expectant mares as they prepare to give birth to their foals. DelVal is expecting 13 foals to be born this year, five of which will be showcased on the live cams.
To watch the mares and foals, log on at: pennhorseracing.com/foalcam. The foals and mares can also be followed on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.