Carolina International Outside-the-Sandbox Instagram Round-Up

The 20×60 sandbox is a place of reverence, poise and, with any luck, best behavior. Outside the sandbox, however, it’s a different story.

From snoozing horses to silly riders to random acts of chinchbomb, here’s a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Carolina International when the white gloves come off.

Puppy kisses for Sinead Halpin’s ride Grey Area ❤️ #2016CI #GoldCup #NationalPuppyDay A photo posted by @useventing on

@thehorsepark #carolinainternational #turtle A photo posted by megmurfey (@megmurfey) on

PJ says @jesshampf worked him too hard this morning! #naptime #eventingishard See @dpequestrian got a good picture!

A photo posted by Prairie StipeMaas (@prairiestm) on

When people joke he’s exactly like a puppy dog.. He literally is half dog, I think? Oh lil baby Lenny A video posted by Shelby Brost (@shelby.eventing) on

Gotta have those pre dressage naps… Even when you are really bad

A photo posted by Claire (@crpeventing) on

At the Carolina CIC!

A photo posted by DeSell & Co Realty Group (@desellandco) on

Donner making himself right at home at @thehorsepark for Carolina International. #ottb #happyDeer #snuggletime

A photo posted by Lynn Symansky (@lynn.symansky.equestrian) on

Smile! It’s day two of dressage at Carolina #2016CI #GoldCup A photo posted by @useventing on

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Go Eventing.