As a sports fan, I absolutely love it when athletes get “mic’d up” and we get a little glimpse behind the scenes and into a moment of their lives. So you better believe I was delighted to follow along with these videos from USA Eventing and a mic’d up Mia Farley as she made her CCI5* debut at the MARS Maryland 5 Star aboard Phelps this weekend.
And what sweet serendipity that it was Mia who agreed to be mic’d up! The 23-year-old would go on to be the only rider to make the time across Ian Stark’s cross country track (and on an off-the-track Thoroughbred!) and then ultimately finish as the competition as the highest placed rookie. I think Mia has made a few new fans around this world this weekend due in part both to her achievement as well as her candor.
Consider this a petition for #MicdUpMia at all her future events, please.