Take 5 With Phillip, Presented by Equilume: Phillip Dutton Loses Ride on Mighty Nice

Phillip Dutton and Mighty Nice. Photo by Jenni Autry.

Sorry-not sorry … that was about as click-baity a headline as I’ve ever written. But it’s true! Sounds like “Happy,” 16-year-old patron saint of Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics, is back. And he’s got a new jockey.

And Phillip has new barn lights! You’ll have to watch the video to see which “young gun” is taking Happy’s reins.

After being impressed with the Equilume halter that I used for a while in the Spring, we went ahead and installed the…

Posted by Phillip Dutton Eventing on Monday, July 20, 2020

We love it so much. You’re in good hands always, Happy.

Phillip Dutton hugs Mighty Nice after winning the bronze medal. Photo by Caroline Moran.

Phillip and Olivia Dutton, and Max Corcoran, at the retirement ceremony of another lovingly handed-down Olympian, Mr Medicott. Photo by Leslie Wylie.

Go Eventing!

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