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Travis Atkinson aboard 'Baby Max'. Photo courtesy of Sydni Nusink.

Travis Atkinson aboard ‘Baby Max’ at Skyline Eventing Park. Photo courtesy of Sydni Nusink.

One of my absolute favorite parts of my job here at “Insanity in the Middle Headquarters” is seeing an email or a Facebook post from a friend notifying me that they have something that “needs to go on Eventing Nation.” In those brief moments before the attachment has downloaded, I feel the anticipation of knowing I’m about to see someone defying mortality itself. Even more so if it’s January, February, or March. It’s high season for defying death up in here.

This treat was certainly not a disappointment. ‘Baby Max’ is actually a baby dressage horse, but his USDF certified trainer Sydni Nusink believes in the value of a good cross training now and again. Or in this case, accidentally discovering that a horse is destined for a little more cross training. Four-star prospect, anyone?

U.S. Weekend Action:

Pine Top Spring H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Exmoor H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Live Scores]

Stable View H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

MeadowCreek Park H.T. [Website] [Entry Status] [Ride Times] [Live Scores]

Copper Meadows H.T. [Website] [Entry Status/RideTimes/Live Scores]

Sunday Links:

Cheers! The Giddy Box proves popular with partying riders (As in… all eventers?)

Horseware Boss, 66, Qualifies to Compete at WEG 2018 in Endurance

Willberry Does Badminton: join eventing stars for exciting preview event

Platinum traces in soil may help explain mass extinction of North American mammals

The Craic Heard ‘Round the World: My Irish Sidesaddle Foxhunting Adventure

Saut Hermès CSI 5* Show Jumping Day 1 Round Up: Full Video, Epic French Showdown +More

Sunday Video: Cross Country nirvana, as demonstrated by Shelby Brost and Namaste (See what I did there?)