I think we can all agree that third-placed Maxime Livio was the dark horse of 2017 day one Rolex dressage, for reasons that had not much to do with dressage at all. Surprise-surprise, astute readers! This just in: Maxime Livio is an attractive human being. Another press release that just came through ye olde fax machine: The sky is blue.
As usual EN has been trying to disseminate the straight truth about this matter — the cold, hard FACTS — to you people for years. See:
- “4 Examples of French Eventing Insanity,” from the 2014 WEG in Normandy, writ by yours truly, in which bullet point #4 is quote-unquote “The top-placed French rider, Maxime Livio, is insanely hot.”
- “EN’s Team Picks for Rolex 2017,” in which Kate Samuels — who has made no secret about her crush on Maxime — picked him to win over Michael Jung “because I fell a little in love with Maxime at Pau a few years ago.”
- “William Seals the Deal, Americans Power Through in Wild Pau Finale” from 2013, in which EN’s most
cold-blooded, emotionally vacantconsummate professional Jenni Autry advised readers to go watch a press conference video “to see more from Maxime; his English is quite good.” Because his English is quite good. Mmmm-hmmm.
Finally we’ve got Maxime exactly where we want him: in the good ol’ U.S. of A. But, as they say, a picture is worth a million words. Here are some photos of Maxime, from Rolex and the EN archive:
And, this video featuring slow-motion footage of Maxime at the jog from US Equestrian:
And, this Instagram post (best. comments. ever.):
And, oh, did we mention he has a girlfriend?
Don’t shoot the messenger. Go Eventing.