EN Christmas Carols: Whose Socks Are These?

Photo by Leslie Wylie. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Embarrassing top riders with bad Christmas carol parodies and/or elf-yourself videos is a time-honored EN holiday tradition. Here’s our first victim, performed to the tune of “What Child Is This?”

 

Whose Socks Are These?

Whose socks are these, who’ve come to jog

upon this hard dirt surface?

Which ground juries greet with glances discreet

and they make other riders nervous.

Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Photo by Leslie Wylie.

This, this is Buck Davidson

for whom horses jump and dressage bells ring.

Haste, haste across cross-country,

this Buck, the son of Bruce Sr.

Buck Davidson and Copper Beach. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Buck Davidson and Copper Beach at Boekelo 2015, where he helped lead the U.S. team to a 2nd-place Nations Cup finish. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Where lies he now on the leaderboard 

of all U.S. event riders?

104.5 points above the pack —

could the gap be any wider?

Source: USEA.

2015 overall leaderboard. Source: USEA.

Broken ribs, he doesn’t care —

he just keeps winning everywhere.

Hail, hail this bionic man

this Buck, the son of Bruce Sr.

Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM at the Richland Park CIC3*, which they won even after Buck was injured in a cross-country fall on a different horse the day before. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM at the Richland Park CIC3*, which they won even after Buck was injured in a cross-country fall on a different horse the day before. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

So bring him now horse after horse,

his groom must be exhausted.

8, 10 entries, he’ll tackle the course —

nobody knows how he does it

Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM. Photo by Bailey Moran.

Did we mention that, between the CIC3*, CCI2*, CIC2* and Advanced divisions, he was riding nine horses that weekend? Buck Davidson and Ballynoe Castle RM at Richland Park. Photo by Bailey Moran.

Raise, raise the jumps up high,

his only limit is the sky.

Here’s to a baller 2016

for Buck, the son of Bruce Sr.

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