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Please shout-out who this rider is in the comments, because between her Kentucky Horse Park-Bruce Davidson-Head of the Lake statue imitation, the joy on her face, and her mad purple cross country game, she is just nailing it on all the levels.
Mind the duck! Now here’s someone I can actually ID, because I met him and he talked my ear off at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event a couple years ago. When a gentleman with a duck on his head talks your ear off, it’s a treat you won’t soon forget. Spencer Millard, crossing guard extraordinaire, has been volunteering at the Kentucky Horse Park since 1999 — truly, he is a national treasure.
This horse seems to be missing something, but I can’t put my finger on what it is. He looks pretty happy, honestly.
Ooh this pair, leading up the $60,000 Adequan® USEA Advanced Final. Go get that paper, Fylicia!
I feel like water landing photos are so underrated. The splash! The drama! The tail flip!
Lord help us all when the Shannon Brinkman crew starts getting artsy and shooting in B&W — so gorgeous. Be sure to support her and her hard(!)-working team by purchasing your photos at the event or via her website here.
A few more photos from the day: