There are a few things in this world that I can count on to shower me me with immeasurable happiness, and one of them is when a new photo or video from “Little Eventer” Claire Peters pops up on my Instagram feed.
To be honest, Claire is my hero: not only is this 7-year-old a total beast on cross country, she’s been known to rock a tutu while she’s at it.
Claire has had a busy fall of dazzling dressage judges everywhere …
Moving on to canter tests! She only practiced this test a hand full of times so there is much to work on, but she rode the test accurately and picked up the correct leads! Baby steps! Haha. Thanks to @wish_n_arrow for videoing! #dressage #POA #Appaloosa #appaloosasofinstagram #eventerintraining #eventersofinstagram
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… rocking out on the cross country course …
Her bad eye doesn’t seem to bother her most of the time although it is very light sensitive (which is understandable since a chunk of her iris was ripped out in the accident). She’s a tough cookie for a 7 year old! #Crosscountry #goeventing #eventer #eventing #useaareaiv #areaiv #ponyclubber #jwe #tough #perseverance #youngrider
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… and honing her show jumping skills.
“Claire has an endless supply of energy, a healthy amount of sass to handle naughty ponies, and an infectious zest for life,” mom Anne says. “She is always willing to offer sound horse management and riding advice and she will continue to invite us into her bigger-than-life world where only fun, determination and big dreams exist.”
Go Claire! Go Eventing!