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PRELIM PONY 🤩🤩🤩 at a loss of words after this pony today. she was nothing but PERFECT! putting in the best dressage test to give us a 34.9, an amazing showjump round with one unfortunate rail due to rider error 🙄 and only 2 seconds of time to add to such an INCREDIBLE XC round to end us in 4th😻😭 over the moon with this little girl, who always has so much fun, makes life so much better and never ever fails to amaze me!! #wonderpony • • • thank you to the BEST team ever who is there for everything, even with the team shirts… couldn’t ask for a better squad 🤩 #teamfineidea #shortleggedsquad #modsquad #besttrainerabby
To all the people who moved up a division this weekend… All the time, sweat and tears poured into your prep, all the countless conversations with your trainer and with yourself about being the best you can be, and all the thought you put into your partnership with your horse — we hope it paid off! Congratulations to everyone who achieved a “first” around Eventing Nation.
National Holiday: National Corn Fritters Day
The USEA traveled to picturesque Flagstaff, Arizona this weekend to cover long format divisions at Coconino. After all saw said and done, Jennifer Miller, Leslie Villela, and Eileen Morgenthaler, were the big winners. Congratulations! [Miller, Villela, and Morgenthaler Victorious on Final Day of Coconino Hylofit USEA Classic Series Three-Day]
Mules may be officially banned from FEI competition starting next year. While we’re unaware of any mules who have competed Internationally, the Italian national federation is pulling for a tighter definition of “horses” throughout the rules to prevent that would prevent mules from entering an event. [What’s in a name: mules could be out as FEI re-defines ‘horses’]
See cool horse shows. Eat good food. That’s a motto worth living your life by. [Eat Your Way ‘Round Europe’s Major Horse Trials]
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