For the past 10 days we’ve been counting down the most popular videos shared on EN in 2017, and now we’re ready to crown the champion! The #1 spot goes to “Here Comes Chalupa,” which garnered 12,022 views when it was posted on January 19, 2017. And I think we can all agree that Chalupa Batman deserves every ounce of glory that the Eventing Nation can send his way!
Citizens of EN, get ready for an off-the-charts level of cuteness.
Meet Chalupa Batman (yes, Chalupa Batman, a la The League) and his rider Abbey Clark, who contested the Junior Starter Novice division at the Heritage Park Horse Trials in Olathe, Kansas over the weekend. Chalupa is a 7-year-old Shetland Pony owned by Kris Wallace, head trainer and owner of Columbia Equestrian Center in Missouri.
Just look at how those tiny knees snap to his tiny nose over the fences, look at those little bitty lead changes, and check out how he takes those fences right out of stride. What a great team!
BONUS: Tiny dressage! I give them a 10 for cuteness.
Fly, Chalupa, fly — and may you impart a love of eventing upon all the children that you teach.